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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 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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In response to growing fiscal problems, local governments in Michigan are more likely to increase participation in regional service delivery with other local governments than they are to increase privatization of services. Thirty-two percent of local governments expect to increase regional service sharing in 2010, compared to 16% that expect to increase levels of privatization.

MPPS, Spring 2009



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