What Is a Regional Government?

A regional government is a government entity that only has control on their specific small area. This type of government allows officials to combine their tax dollars to spend money more efficiently for the greater good of the entire area.

City-county consolidations are one example of a regional government. This type of government occurs when city and counties merge to form a single regional government. City mergers are another example. Major metropolitan areas including Tampa, Atlanta and Houston annex with neighboring communities to create a more powerful government within a given area. This annexation also helps with growth strategies in a region.