National Center for the Study of Counties

The National Center for the Study of Counties is a focal point for the study of practical issues important to county government. It brings together research and outreach activities relating to counties, their governance, and public policy issues of significance to county governments not only in Georgia but nationwide. This initiative is the nation's first university-based center of its kind in the United States.


Contact: Wes Clarke,; 706.542.6202

Academic Journals

State & Local Government Review
Publius: The Journal of Federalism
Public Administration Review

Professional Publications

PA Times (ASPA)
Public Management (ICMA)

National Professional Associations

American Society for Public Administration
ASPA Section on Intergovernmental Administration & Management
International City/County Management Association
National Association of Counties
National Association of County Administrators
National Association of County Information Officers
National Association of County Planners
National Association of County Surveyors

State & Local Professional Associations

Arizona Association of Counties
Association County Commissioners of Georgia
Association of Arkansas Counties
Association of County Commissions of Alabama
Association of County Commissioners of Oklahoma
Association of Indiana Counties
Association of Minnesota Counties
Association of Oregon Counties
California State Association of Counties
Colorado Counties, Inc.
County Commissioners Association of Ohio
County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania
Florida Association of Counties
Idaho Association of Counties
Illinois Counties Association
Iowa State Association of Counties
Kansas Association of Counties
Kentucky Association of Counties
Maryland Association of Counties
Michigan Association of Counties
Missouri Association of Counties
Montana Association of Counties
Nebraska Association of County Officials
Nevada Association of Counties
New Hampshire Association of Counties
New Jersey Association of Counties
New Mexico Association of Counties
New York State Association of Counties
North Carolina Association of County Commissioners
North Dakota Association of Counties
South Carolina Association of Counties
South Dakota Association of Counties
Tennessee County Services Association
Texas Association of Counties
Utah Association of Counties
Virginia Association of Counties
Washington State Association of Counties
West Virginia Association of Counties
Wisconsin Counties Association
Wyoming County Commissioners Association

University Research Centers

Carl Vinson Institute of Government
California Institute for County Government (Cal. St. - Sacramento)
Montana State Univ. Local Government Center
Northern Kentucky University - Chase College of Law Local Government Law Center
Univ. of South Carolina Local Government Research Project


California Institute for County Government databases
Texas Association of Counties data
U.S. Census Bureau
U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, Regional Economic Information System (REIS)
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Covered Employment and Wages (CEW) (formerly ES 202)
U.S. Census Bureau, County Business Patterns
U.S. Census Bureau, State and County Quick Facts
U.S. Census Bureau, County Population Estimates
U.S. Census Bureau, Economic Census
U.S. Internal Revenue Service, Statistics of Income
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Census of Agriculture
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agriculture Statistics Database

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