The Fund for Our Economic Future, a collaborative effort by Northeast Ohio funders, has released a study examining the cost of government in the region.
The study points out that money spent on public administration in Northeast Ohio from 1992 to 1996 grew 2.3 times faster than inflation, while the population has stood still. “Our region is engaged in an intense economic global competition, and we must be smart about how we invest our public dollars. An essential first step is increasing our ability to measure government expenditures,” explained Bob Jaquay, George Gund Foundation associate director and Fund vice president. “We expect that elected officials and the public will use this information to inform ongoing and new efforts to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of government in Northeast Ohio.”
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