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Kent State Releases Case Studies on Northeast Ohio Collaborative Efforts

Kent State University’s Center for Public Administration and Public Policy today is releasing eight case studies on intergovernmental collaborative efforts in Northeast Ohio. The case studies describe how local governments can realize significant cost savings, service improvements and other benefits.

Since late 2009, analysts at the center have been monitoring progress made on collaborative projects proposed by eight finalists in the Fund for Our Economic Future’s first EfficientGovNow grant competition. The studies, produced in cooperation with Kent State’s College of Public Health, are accessible at

“The studies yield valuable findings regarding the sustainability and potential benefits of local government collaborations,” said John Hoornbeek, director of the Center for Public Administration and Public Policy at Kent State. “They also show, however, that successful efforts require work, energy and commitment on the part of those involved.”
Read the full article at Kent State's website.