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Public Private Partnership

Public Private Partnership

Definition

An arrangement between a governmental entity and a private entity to finance a public project with private funds. The most common use of this arrangement in the United States is for highways, but it can be utilized on a variety of other infrastructure projects, such as airport, telecommunication, or power projects. In exchange for providing the financing, the private entity receives a share of the revenue generated by the project, such as tolls or fees, for a specified time period.

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