Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Sandy Springs, Georgia: "The City that Outsourced Everything"

An interesting look at how a relatively new, but wealthier community (formed in 2005) has chosen to manage itself - outsourcing nearly all its services for substantial savings (from

While cities across the country are cutting services, raising taxes and contemplating bankruptcy, something extraordinary is happening in a suburban community just north of Atlanta, Georgia.

Since incorporating in 2005, Sandy Springs has improved its services, invested tens of millions of dollars in infrastructure and kept taxes flat. And get this: Sandy Springs has no long-term liabilities.
It will be interesting to see how these new cities like this manage over time and the businesses and residents they attract. But it's exciting to see alternatives out there - and dare I say it, it's progressive, in the literal definition of the word.

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