In addition to shared research and cooperative legislative efforts, SCALE members also benefit from the presence of a lobbyist who represents the interests of both the SCALE organization as well as individual member entities. Indeed, it was through such coordinated efforts that SCALE has been able to secure over $5 million for renovations, improvements, and enhancements to the Regional Training Facility as well as over $1 million for a mental health Intensive Residential Treatment Services facility, which will be opening in Savage in the near future. Even no less important but smaller-scale efforts have helped SCALE members advance economic development, transportation, flooding mitigation, and park initiatives on a regular basis. This cooperative effort is estimated to bring over $50,000 in value to the SCALE entities. Since 2003.