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In order of frequency, the 5 most common reasons for municipal incorporation include: (1) to avoid annexation from a nearby city; (2) growth control and/or land use concerns; (3) desire to protect rural character or community identity; (4) desire to enhance services; and (5) revenue control.
Eight states did not experience any municipal incorporation activity during the study period.
Previous studies highlighted the role of population growth pressures and density on municipal incorporation activity (e.
A critical mass of population may need to exist in order to foster municipal incorporation as a preferred option for the delivery of public services and the proliferation of multiple local government entities.
The empirical analysis of NIMs incorporated during the study period highlights the role of population and population density, existing local government fragmentation, and transportation connectivity in fostering an environment ripe for municipal incorporation.
3% of the counties with only one new municipal incorporation.
Peer cities clearly play a critical role in overcoming the collective action problems in municipal incorporation identified by Burns (1994) and Feiock and Carr (2001).
Political Fragmentation, Municipal Incorporation and Annexation in a High Growth Urban Area: The Case of Charlotte, North Carolina.
The Politics of Municipal Incorporation in South Florida.
Cities by contract: the politics of municipal incorporation.
According to (',RIP, any backlash would occur during the early phase of municipal incorporation and involve small businesses that could move easily; large companies have too much capital invested in the area to relocate capriciously.
Over the past five years, North Carolina led the nation in new municipal incorporations, with 23, followed by California (18) and Texas (15).

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