Service Sharing – How Counties Do More with Less

This National Association of Counties (NACo) Counties Futures Lab publication examines three examples of service sharing. This brief shows different ways in which counties, in an environment of fiscal constraints, can continue providing their residents with quality services by cooperating with other entities. This brief is the result of various interviews conducted with county officials and staff from Marion County (Ohio), Rankin County (Miss.) and Erie County (N.Y.).

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  • Fiscal and Service Issues: The current financial environment compels county governments to be innovative and do more with less.

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  • Fiscal and Service Implications / Phase Two: The brief includes descriptions of fiscal issues associated with maintaining call center services and 911 dispatching, and economic development and housing revitalization.