What is Regionalization?

The practice of regionalizing municipal activities can take many shapes and be executed at different scales in Massachusetts. Elemental activities can include simply sharing best practices and approaches, providing municipal services or lending spare equipment to another community. Regionalization can also involve more collaborative activities like jointly procuring goods or services to obtain economies of scale or advocating public policy changes. At a high level, regionalization can include collective contracting for municipal services to generate efficiencies and cost savings