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

Random Factoid

According to local government leaders, the most frequently cited community asset for economic development efforts by Michigan's cities, villages and townships is the local K-12 education system.

MPPS, Spring 2009






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The use of tax abatements is the most common economic development strategy employed by Michigan's cities and villages. 75% of cities and 43% of villages provide tax abatements to attract or retain jobs. The next most common strategies are use of economic development agencies and partnering with other local governments.

MPPS, Spring 2009



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