We examine the ever-evolving relationship between state/local procurement and finance. Mariel Reed of Pavilion joins us to explore the interface of state/local procurement, technology and public finance. She explains how procurement can be a strategic resource and change agent, when procurement can make money, and what state/local government and tech companies can learn from each other, among many other topics. In Ripped from the Headlines we discuss how New York State - and other states and localities - use procurement processes to connect with historically underserved communities.