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Report offers ideas for collaborations
A report from Kent State University lists more than 100 ideas for local government collaborations to save money and improve services


A new report issued by the Center for Public Administration at Kent State University highlights ideas for collaborations between local governments.

The House-approved two year state budget includes deep cuts to local governments. Incentives are high for local municipalities and public institutions to soften the impact of reduced state funding.

Director for the center Dr. John Hoornbeek says the information in the report can help local officials collaborate. It lists ideas for 105 “inter-governmental collaborations” that can be used to cut costs while improving services and may improve economic development.

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Hoornbeek says cities in the Mahoning Valley, along with several other organizations, teamed up to increase commercial development. They worked collectively on a marketing strategy, public policy initiatives, and funding programs that have attracted businesses.

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