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While many purchasing cooperatives offer services, the League sponsors only one: U.S. Communities. Since 2001, the program has saved public agencies more than $1.3 billion. Several key elements set U.S. Communities apart from other regional and national programs.
Innovative thinking helped Sunnyvale speed the execution of about 30 projects with a total value of $60 million. A winning combination of low bids, grants and a streamlined administrative process have allowed the program to grow from its targeted $60 million in projects to more than $100 million in less than a year.