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St.Lawrence County (population 111944)

Name of service/government operation: Economic development department

Form of sharing: sub contract

Services affected: economic development

Year started: 2007

Partners: IDA

Primary goal(s)/motivation(s): Save money become more efficient

What planning process preceded the sharing? investigation of sharing levels and lengthy legal work

What governance structures and/or agreements are required to maintain this agreement? contract renewable every three years

Challenges: relocation on employees, evaluation of activity performed

Benefits: savings of approx $1 million to County and savings related to legacy costs of employees

Impact on budget: savings of money as primary benefit

Impact on labor: removed 5 employees from County payroll

Impact on service: service levels were similar without increasing costs

Key contact: Pat Kelley Executive Director of IDA