Counties by the Numbers


County employees

America's counties employ 3.6 million public servants, representing one out of every 50 American workers.


Elected officials

40,000 county elected officials are responsible for maintaining roads and bridges, caring for our health, administering elections, ensuring public safety, strengthening environmental stewardship and so much more.


Invested each year

Counties invest over $600 billion annually into our communities.

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Public Promise Procurement Public Agency People Moving Solutions

NACo's Public Promise Procurement (PPP) in collaboration with Lead Public Agency Maricopa County, Arizona offers public agencies a fantastic option for procuring the latest in people moving systems and services through the newest competitively-bid cooperative contract awarded to KONE, Inc. During the webinar participants will hear from KONE about their company, capabilities and what is available through the contract. Maricopa County procurement team will provide an overview of the procurement process and contract and PPP will be on hand to provide information about the cooperative purchasing program.

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NACo Cyberattack Simulation: Medical Ransomware

The advent of technology in the healthcare sector has revolutionized patient care, but it has also brought forth unprecedented challenges, notably the growing threat of medical ransomware attacks.

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Get the most out of your NACo Deferred Comp. Program: New enhancements and digital features!

It's time to go digital with your plan's payroll submission processes. Please join us to learn more about our digital payroll and plan administration tools, as Nationwide Retirement Solutions moves to a more digital and efficient process that delivers simplicity and extraordinary care. 

In this session you'll learn:

- How FastPay makes submitting payroll and census data faster and easier; offering four submission methods, FastPay is designed to save you time and secure participant information  

- A new feature, Task Center! Task Center is a digital workflow platform located right on the Plan Sponsor website, streamlining your administrative processes to save you time and drive efficiency; Task Center now offers digital payroll change notices to ensure these notices are delivered to you in a timely manner. 

This session is geared towards payroll specialists, HR roles, clerks, and other employee benefit professionals.

Complete this form in advance of the webinar to begin your digital plan administration journey today.

Collaborative Human Services

Collaborative Governance for Delivery of Successful Human Services

Join NACo’s Technology Xchange initiatives for this collaborative webinar that showcases successful programs in Human Services

Audience Key Takeaways 

  1.      Gain a basic understanding of the concept of collaborative governance.   

  2.      Gain a basic understanding of the research supporting the concept of collaborative governance.

  3.      Understand how the use of cross system data and communication can help to address current barriers in county human services.

  4.      Learn more about implementation successes in a county delivered human and social services system.

Services Collaborative

How Franklin County, Ohio Modernized Government Experiences for Staff and Residents

Join us for an eye-opening webinar as we explore Franklin County, Ohio's journey to solving long-standing challenges. Uncover how they've embraced "Rapid Low-Code Application Development" to become faster and more collaborative and pave the way for smarter governance through iterative solutions.

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2024 Western Interstate Region Conference

Mariposa County, Calif.

The NACo Western Interstate Region (WIR) Conference brings together county officials from across the nation to focus on pressing issues facing counties and our residents.

Cost Saving Tools

Solutions from NACo EDGE

NACo EDGE establishes sustainable, cost-saving and value-added solutions that can be applied to counties nationwide. By providing quality solutions, we strive to develop and maintain healthy, vibrant and safe counties across the United States.

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Solutions for Counties

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NACo Deferred Compensation Program

NACo's Deferred Compensation Program has helped more than 1.5 million county employees and retirees save for and live comfortably in retirement. More than 423,000 county employees from over 3,000 county agencies participate, with accumulated assets of more than $25 billion.


Public Promise Insurance Agency

Public Promise Insurance is a fully licensed provider that strengthens local governments. We provide voluntary benefits to public employees and their families with cost effective and best-in-class solutions.


Public Promise Procurement

Providing public sector and other entities with a vetted, transparent option for purchasing goods and services more efficiently and cost effectively.

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Live Healthy U.S. Counties

The NACo Live Healthy Prescription, Health & Dental Discount Program is a no-cost program available to all member counties, providing relief to uninsured and underinsured Americans facing growing health costs.


cashvest® by threeplusone®

cashvest® by threeplusone® provides a new and unparalleled level of liquidity analysis and data services for local, county, school district and community college governing bodies.

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ClearGov® is the leading provider of budget cycle management software, focused on helping local governments streamline the annual budgeting process.


Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid is a skills-based training administered by the National Council for Mental Wellbeing.


NACo High Performance Leadership Academy

The NACo High Performance Leadership Academy is an innovative, completely online 12-week program created to equip frontline county government professionals with practical leadership skills to deliver results for counties and communities.


NACo Enterprise Cybersecurity Leadership Academy

The NACo Enterprise Cybersecurity Leadership Academy is an online 12-week collaborative readiness program led by Fortune 500 CISOs and peers who deliver a proven framework and insights on leading and securing a network and an organization.

Featured Initiatives & Resources

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American Rescue Plan Resource Hub

In this resource hub, find stories of counties investing these resource to support our residents, technical assistance in implementing these programs in your county and our latest analysis and research.

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Opioid Solutions Center

NACo's Opioid Solutions Center empowers local leaders to invest resources in effective treatment, recovery, prevention and harm reduction practices that save lives and address the underlying causes of substance use disorder.

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NACo Commission on Mental Health and Wellbeing

Launched in February 2023, the NACo Commission on Mental Health and Wellbeing brings together county leaders from across the nation to take action to address the ever-growing mental health crisis from the county government perspective.

County News: Celebrating 55 Years

NACo's award-winning County News is celebrating 55 years covering America's counties.

County News

Ten counties to test signature verification for vote-by-mail in North Carolina primary

Ten North Carolina counties are testing out signature verification for absentee ballots cast during the March primary that, if implemented statewide, would make North Carolina the strictest voting-by-mail process in the country. 

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County News

Election administrators face profound challenges

Retaining election officials will mean refusing to make harassment the new normal, reimagining elections offices and investing in elections.

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County News

Cook County creates health and social services center for asylum-seekers

Cook County opened and expanded the Refugee Health Center to meet the needs of an influx of asylum-seekers. 

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