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Election '08's Impact on Michigan: The Candidates’ Positions on Energy, the Environment, and the Economy

Random Factoid

Fifty-two percent of Michigan's local governments (including 71% of its cities) report they were less able to meet their financial needs in 2009 than in 2008. And looking ahead, 62% of Michigan's local governments (and 81% of its cities) expect things to be even worse in 2010.

MPPS, Spring 2009






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According to local government leaders in Michigan, the most widely cited business sector targeted for development by local governments is the small business sector. This finding holds true from the state's smallest jurisdictions to its largest. Other sectors most commonly targeted include manufacturing and retail.

MPPS, Spring 2009



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