Cleveland's County Executive, Ed FitzGerald, came to town recently to meet with Allegheny County Executive, Rich Fitzgerald, to learn about Pittsburgh's remarkable turnaround.
Pittsburgh's Allegheny County
has so far outpaced Cuyahoga County's efforts, reports the Cleveland Plain Dealer, "in no small part due to a sleek reform government that replaced a slate of elected officials with one executive. Voters approved a county charter there in 1998, 11 years before Cuyahoga adopted its own.
"This is a one-stop shop," said Allegheny Executive Rich Fitzgerald. "When businesses are having trouble they know they can come here and get things done. This office has the ability to convene all the partners."
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