The Partners

Montgomery County Commissioners
Wright State University
University of Dayton
The Business Research Group (University of Dayton)
Sinclair Community College Workforce Development
Central State University Business Office

In the Media

Expansion of Local Manufacturers Outlined | Dayton Daily News, June 18 2012
A Gap in College Graduates Leaves Some Cities Behind | NYTimes, May 30 2012
Is Government Consolidation Always Good? | Governing, March 2011
The Simple Math That Can Save Cities From Bankruptcy | the Atlantic Cities, March 30, 2012
New Jersey Gets Serious About Sharing Core Services  |  East Windsor Patch, February 14, 2012
Cities merge police agencies in light of budget realities  |  USA Today, February 6, 2012
No Rust in Rochester  |  The New York Times, February 2, 2012
Viewpoint: Looking to cut costs? Take a good look at consolidation | American City & County, February 1, 2012
Regionalism doesn’t have to be frightening concept  |  Dayton Daily News, February 19, 2009
Reinvigorating Springfield’s Economy: Lessons from Resurgent Cities [PDF] | Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, August 2009
Participants say merger into county Dispatch Center good, August 22, 2010  |  Dayton Daily News, August 22, 2010
Regional government emerges as key issue in commission race  |  Dayton Daily News, October 18, 2010
Dayton Daily News: Dispatch center saved several cites money, January 21, 2011  |  Dayton Daily News, January 21, 2011
Merging Montgomery County jurisdictions topic at local leaders’ summit  |  Dayton Daily News, June 7, 2011
Regional dispatch costs going up with new contract  |  Dayton Daily News, December 29, 2011
Ohio prepares to dole out collaboration money aimed at cutting costs  |  Akron Beacon Journal, December 30, 2011
As Kodak Fades, Rochester Develops Other Businesses  |  The Wall Street Journal, December 24, 2011
Urban–Development Legends: Grand theories do little to revive cities  |  The City Journal, Autumn 2011
Lake Erie wind product embraces regionalism with revenue sharing agreement  |  Cleveland Plain Dealer, June 2, 2011
Orange, Pepper Pike, Moreland and Woodmere to be part of merger study  |  Cleveland Plain Dealer, June 27, 2011
Pepper Pike, Orange, Moreland and Woodmere react to merger study talks  |  Cleveland Plain Dealer, June 30, 2011
Area merger proposal worries Bentleyville officials  |  Cleveland Plain Dealer, July 27, 2011
Bustling Beachwood eyes economic regionalism  |  Cleveland Plain Dealer, October 13, 2011
Dean DePiero suggests goals for Parma during last City Council meeting  |  Cleveland Plain Dealer, December 26, 2011
Huge quantity of data slows merger talks for Chagrin Valley communities  |  Cleveland Plain Dealer, January 5, 2012
Fire merger is model for sharing  |  Toledo Blade, January 22, 2012
New Jersey counties find reforms bring efficiencies  |  Toledo Blade, June 6, 2010
City council vote scheduled on Toledo-Ottawa Hills fire deal  |  Toledo Blade, January 10, 2011
Services pinched, money’s tight: Is merger right?  |  The (Darke) County News Online, June 18, 2011
School districts form 2 groups to save cash  |  Columbus Dispatch, December 16, 2011
In NKY, combined health board works: Shared services saves dollars, adds efficiency  |  Cincinnati Enquirer, May 15, 2011
A bold idea: Consolidate Greater Cincinnati across state, county lines  |  Cincinnati Enquirer, July 17, 2011
The Next Metro Economy  |  The Atlantic
Rochester’s Survival Lessons  |
Education strong determinant with work success  |  Dayton Daily News
Dayton Daily News: Thousands of jobs expected for skilled, educated  |  Dayton Daily News

Ohio County Government Initiatives

Cuyahoga County: Commission on Cuyahoga County Government Reform Report
Cuyahoga County Charter
Baldwin Wallace College Study: Municipal Services Collaboration Study
Hamilton County Government Reform Task Force Report to the Hamilton County Commission
Hamilton County Reform Documents
Lucas County Reform Study
Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission Regional Profile
Summit County Charter & Codified Ordinances
Ohio Commission on Local Government Reform and Collaboration [Auditor of State project]
Education strong determinant with work success

Economic Background

Advance Northeast Ohio: Our region’s economic competitiveness agenda
The Brookings Institution: MetroMonitor: Tracking Economic Recession and Recovery in America’s 100 Largest Metropolitan Areas
The Brookings Institution: Rankings Among Great Lakes Cities
The Brookings Institution: How’s The Dayton Area Doing?
The Brookings Institution: The Goal for Ohio Metros: 43,000 residents
Buckeye Institute: Joining Forces: Consolidation Will Help Ohio’s Local Governments If Compensation Package Costs Are Properly Managed
Efficient Government Network: Advancing local government collaboration and efficiency efforts in the Northeast Ohio region
Fund for Our Economic Future: Opportunity Abounds for Government Efficiency & Collaboration
International City/County Management Association: Municipal Year Book
Policy Conference: Where is Ohio heading?
Retirement Living Information Center: Taxes by State

Montgomery County Services and Taxes

Montgomery County
Montgomery County Auditor
Montgomery County Sheriff Regional Dispatch Service FAQ
US Census Bureau, State and County QuickFacts: Montgomery County

Ohio Services and Taxes

“Beyond Boundaries Report” – Governor’s Office of 21st Century Education and the State Office of Budget and Management
Buckeye Institute: Grinding to a Halt: Ohio’s Tax Policy and It’s Impact on Economic Growth
Fund for Our Economic Future Report: Government Growth v. Overall Growth
Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy: Who Pays? A Distributional Analysis of the Tax Systems in All 50 States
NACO: County Government Structure: A State by State Report
Office of the Governor: New Cost-Savings tools for local government and schools
Ohio Department of Taxation: “The Finder”
Ohio Municipal League Local Government Innovation Program Workshops
US Census of Governments

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