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

Random Factoid

Regional cooperation is a growing topic for local governments and many local officials see room to expand this approach. Leaders from 48% of Michigan's cities and 43% of its counties think their local governments should do more regional land use planning than they currently do.

MPPS, Spring 2009






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Did you know?
The new economic development strategy of "placemaking" (improving quality of life to attract talented people) is more likely to be used in Michigan's larger communities than in its smaller places: 41% of the state's largest jurisdictions are engaged in placemaking activities, compared to only 12% of the state's smallest jurisdictions. Still, leaders from 27% of these small communities think placemaking could help their efforts.

MPPS, Spring 2009



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