Advertising in Public Works Financing newsletter (1/18)

Public Works Financing (PWF) is the journal of record for the transportation, water and social infrastructure public-private partnership (PPP) industry in North America.

PWF has been published monthly under one owner/editor since 1988. It has 32 advertisers who commit to annual insertions. PWF is read monthly by 3,500 government and private sector executives in the infrastructure project delivery business in North America. Our subscription renewal rate is 85%. Our advertising renewal rate is 92%.

The readership split is 30% government and 70% private. Government includes regional, state and federal admin/legislative/policy leaders, plus academics/students, and associations spread over six countries. Private includes investors, developers, designers, contractors,  advisors. Twenty-one of the top P3 market participants pay for the right to distribute PWF widely within their companies. Some distribute our pdf to over 70 employees.

The newsletter is distributed monthly both electronically as a pdf and on paper as a printed black & white newsletter. Individual subscribers pay $1,397/year private sector, $697/year government for 11 issues a year. Corporate subscribers pay $5,297 for company-wide distribution rights.

Current PWF advertisers are: Meridiam Infrastructure; Plenary Group; Macquarie Capital; Assured Guaranty; Kiewit Development; Cintra; ACS/Iridium; Herzog Contracting; Globalvia; Sacyr; EGIS Projects; Suez; Mayer Brown; Nossaman; Hawkins Delafield & Wood; Baker & McKenzie; Elias Group;  Ernst & Young; KPMG; HDR; CDM Smith; AECOM Enterprises;  WSP; Raba Kistner; OR Colan; TYPSA-AZTEC; C&M Associates; AIAI; ARTBA.

Together, these firms dominate the P3 market in the U.S. They have successfully closed well over $400 billion worth of road, rail, water and buildings deals worldwide since 1988.

There are two ways to advertise in PWF.

NUMBER ONE —> Full Service

Includes (1) Run a display ad in the news section up front  (2) List your company’s contacts on the back page “Advertisers Index”  (3) Appear in the “P3 Experts” section of our website, which receives 1,000 hits per month  (4) Place your logo and about 110 words describing your P3 experience base in our “Public-Private Services Directory” in the back of each issue.

Print/pdf  & website are included for an annual cost of:

  • Full-page: $40,000
  • Half-page: $26,400
  • One-quarter page: $17,800

NUMBER TWO —>  Public-Private Services Directory Only

Do not run a display ad. Run a Public-Private Services Directory ad in the back of each issue. This includes (1) Listing your company’s contacts on the back page “Advertisers Index”  (2) Listing  your company in the “P3 Experts” section of our website, which receives 1,000 hits per month (3) Placing your logo and about 150 words describing your P3 experience base in our “Public-Private Services Directory,” which runs in the back of each issue.

  • Services Directory annual price—$8,750


> Display Advertising  

  • Full page—9.5 inches high by 7 inches wide
  • Half page—4.5 inches high x 7-inches wide across two columns–horizontal format only
  • Quarter page—4.5 inches by 3.5 inches (horizontal or vertical)

For the print version of PWF, please send print-ready pdf files of your black & white display ads and logos with all fonts embedded.

For the pdf version (in color), please send jpeg or similar graphics files of your color display ads and logos.

Color ads will be inserted in a pdf version emailed to subscribers each month. Black & white graphics will appear in the printed version of the same monthly issue.

> Public-Private Services Directory 

Consists of a logo and text beneath it sent in separate files.

Send your logo sized to fit a space 3 inches wide by 5/8 inches high or smaller.

Send two different versions of logo: (1) a print-ready pdf in black & white, and (2) a jpeg or similar file of your logo in color.

To appear under your logo, please send services directory text as a text-only MSWord file (no formatting) of about 150 words.

For example:


For more than a century, HDR has partnered with clients to shape communities and push the boundaries of what’s possible. Our expertise spans 10,000 employees, in more than 225 locations around the world—and counting. Our engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services bring an impressive breadth of knowledge to every project. Our optimistic approach to finding innovative solutions defined our past and drives our future.

 As consultants, we can help you keep pace with today’s rapidly changing marketplace. We help you make decisions based on rigorous analysis of the economic climate, a thorough understanding of your organizational needs and priorities, and 100 years of experience in delivering infrastructure. From strategy and finance to design and delivery, we help you develop innovative, reliable and cost-effective solutions to your infrastructure challenges.

Learn more at or contact us:

Sharon Greene, Finance Director
(714) 368-5651

 Mike Schneider, Strategy & Development Director, Transportation –
(714) 368-5686,

 Bill Damon, Strategic Consulting Director, Power
(734) 332-6400,

                Shawn Koorn, Utility Rates Lead  (425) 450-6366,

There are three reasons to advertise in PWF.

NUMBER ONE —>   PWF is the most widely read news source in the PPP industry

> “I just read your article: “The Role of Performance-Based Infrastructure” (PWF 11/14 p. 1) and found it to be a compelling policy analysis of transportation funding and project management. I hope policymakers see and read this article—it certainly impacts my thinking about these issues.” — Richard Bagger, Commissioner, Port Authority of NY/NJ, Chairman, Finance Committee

> “Bill Reinhardt is the premier journalist in the infrastructure business, and indeed the chronicler of its evolution.” — Geoffrey Yarema, partner, Nossaman LLP

> “For 25 years, Bill Reinhardt’s reporting has earned him a reputation as an objective, unbiased interpreter of complex project delivery methods, making his publication an indispensable chronicle for anyone involved in P3s.” — Pete Ruane, CEO the American Road and Transportation Builders Association

> PWF is the #1, must-read publication in our industry.” — Richard Fierce, Sr. VP, Fluor Corp.

> “Bill Reinhardt is really a towering authority in this field and PWF is the best publication in the business. — Jay Worenklein, partner, Akin Gump

> “A lot of magazines and newsletters have come and gone from my brief case over the years, but PWF remains a consistent must-read.” — Clifford Eby, President, Transportation
, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff

> “PWF is “the journal of record for our industry.” — David Seltzer, Principal, Mercator LLC

NUMBER TWO —>   PWF supports the PPP industry’s public education efforts

Our business philosophy for 25 years has been that a rising tide lifts all boats. To support that goal, we see our role as:

Reporting in depth on the teaming strategies, technical innovations, financial engineering, and construction challenges involved in successful PPP procurements.

Our website ( contains an extensive, free library of PPP market data, academic research, government reports, congressional testimony and case studies covering transportation, water and social infrastructure markets.

Major Projects Database. We also provide detailed project reports on every major U.S. and Canadian PPP that has been financed and built since 1988. These are available from our International Major Projects Database, which is based on information provided to PWF by PPP developers, government sources and first-person reporting.

“Town-Gown Roundtable.” Once a year in Washington, DC, at its own expense, PWF brings together the industry’s leading academics and P3 practitioners—state infrastructure agencies, developers, investors, rating agencies and advisors—to build closer relationships between the various participants in order to improve understanding of the PPP model in the U.S. Only PWF can do this.

(From the American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA): “On January 13, 2016, ARTBA hosted more than 30 transportation thought-leaders for an extensive discussion on policy developments in public-private partnerships (P3s).  The second annual “Town-Gown Roundtable” was an invitation-only event presented by Public Works Financing and its founder-editor Bill Reinhardt.  Officials from several state DOTs led a series of dialogues on current P3 issues with private sector and academic participants.  Topics included best and final offers, alternative technical concepts, project bundling, risk management, P3 research and more.  The event also commemorated the upcoming 300th issue of Public Works Financing, founded in 1988 shortly before ARTBA’s own P3 Division.”)

PWF provides free subscriptions and access to our database to all students and academics who request it, also to Congressional infrastructure committee staffers, state DOTs, mayors of mid-size cities and other public officials.

NUMBER THREE —>   The PPP Industry Supports PWF

PWF is the only U.S.-owned news outlet in the PPP space. It is the best source of informed, objective analysis of alternative delivery models. It is reported and carefully written with clarity and accuracy to serve executive-level decision makers.

PPP industry leaders have responded with their strong support of PWF.  Of our current advertisers, 19 have marketed their services in PWF for over 10 years (eight of them for over 15 years and four for 20 years.) Our readership has grown every year since 1988.


Please contact William G. Reinhardt, Editor/Publisher

Public Works Financing newsletter

81 Cheney Ave.

Peterborough NH 03458

(908) 577-8411