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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, the most widely cited barrier to economic development efforts by Michigan's counties, cities and villages is a lack of capital and funding. This category was a close second for township officials, who most frequently cited a lack of major employers in their regions.

MPPS, Spring 2009



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