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Child Care Subsidies in Mid-Hudson Valley- An Analysis of Need, Availability and Trends
The availability of child care subsidies in the Mid-Hudson Valley has increased somewhat over the past 7 years, but only 1 in 10 children who could benefit are being served, a new CGR study reports. This is the second in a series of reports on child care subsidies across New York State. Press Release

Gulf Coast Community Foundation Engages CGR to Create Online Community Profile
The Gulf Coast Community Foundation (Gulf Coast) has engaged CGR to develop a comprehensive online community profile that will provide residents and stakeholders with direct access to critical, detailed data and trends on the region’s socioeconomic health. Press Release

CGR Engaged by Consensus Commission to Evaluate Government Modernization Options
CGR has been engaged by the Commission on Local Government Modernization for Syracuse and Onondaga County, New York – known as Consensus – for a major project that will evaluate existing local government structures and services, and assess options for enhancing the region’s efficiency, cost effectiveness and competitiveness. Press Release | Study Website

Greene County Hires CGR to Develop Countywide EMS Model
Greene County, NY, has engaged CGR to develop a model for a Countywide Ambulance Operational Organization aimed at enhancing service delivery, increasing efficiency, streamlining processes, reducing costs, and improving EMS response times. The countywide model may involve the consolidation of the existing 16 organizations providing EMS services to Greene County. Press Release

The Local Gov Playbook | Overcoming Skepticism and Fear to Optimize Public Safety Services
For elected officials, administrators and departmental decision-makers in local governments who are looking to optimize efficiency, this webinar addresses service optimization in public safety and public works. See related white paper.

CGR Ranks the Top 20 Private Employers in NYS
Found nowhere else, CGR has updated its list of the top private employers in NYS for 2013. Topping the list is North Shore LIJ with nearly 40,000 full time equivalent employees in 2013. Institutions in the health care field and major universities with a medical research focus dominate the list. A majority of the firms are located downstate. The University of Rochester is the largest upstate employer ranking eighth overall. Press Release

CGR to Complete Efficiency and Restructuring Project for Schuyler and Yates Counties
CGR has been engaged by the counties of Schuyler and Yates in New York’s southern tier to complete an analysis of service delivery and governance options. A full merger of two counties is a restructuring option that is without precedent in modern New York State history. Press Release

CGR and GovWorks partner with Empire Center on new report highlighting local government cost-saving options
The report outlines ways in which local governments can collaborate to provide services and save taxpayers money. Options include merger, shared services, or dissolution, with emphasis on a recent uptick in NY village dissolutions and the successful consolidation of two governments in Princeton, NJ.

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UR Revs up Rochester’s Economic Engine
As the 8th largest private employer in NYS, the University of Rochester (UR) is not only the largest regional employer, but the catalyst for over 50,000 jobs overall. The new Institute for Data Science will more than double the UR’s research grant funding in the next 10 years creating capacity to analyze “big data” available in only a handful of institutions nationally.  Full Report

Knoxville TN Partnership Hires CGR to Create Online Profile
Plan East Tennessee, a partnership of 5 counties, 16 cities and 4 towns focused on driving future improvements in the Knoxville region, has hired CGR to develop an online community profile.

CGR Finds Most County Nursing Homes in NYS Are in Jeopardy
In state-wide study, CGR finds counties outside NYC cannot sustain operating their homes in the future as they have in the past.
Study Website
| Presentation to NYSAC Fall Conference

CGR Helps NE Ohio Coalition Build Capacity to Streamline Government
EfficientGovNetwork, a coalition of leaders in Northeast Ohio, is working with CGR on how to build its capacity to enhance efficiency in local governments across 16 counties.

CGR to Help Develop Plan to Dissolve Village Shared by 2 Towns
CGR will help Medina NY develop a village dissolution plan. Medina is split between the Towns of Ridgeway and Shelby.

CGR Advised Princeton NJ Task Force on Historic Merger
Prior to the 2013 merger of the borough and township of Princeton into one government – NJ’s first major municipal consolidation in 60 years – CGR assisted the task force that implemented the merger.

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CGR in the News

Columbia, NY to explore options for future of county home, considers CGR study findings

UR Revs up Rochester's Economic Engine

CGR Releases List of Top 20 Private Employers in NYS in 2013

CGR kicks off shared service project in Schuyler and Yates

Pennsylvania municipalities face challenges, state considers reforms to governance law

Empire Center, CGR report highlights local government cost-saving options

CGR chosen for police shared services study in NJ

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