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

Random Factoid

Although Michigan's state level economic development efforts have focused a great deal on energy, life sciences and the film industry, relatively few Michigan local governments target these sectors. Only 13% of local jurisdictions target the energy sector, while 6% target the film industry and only 3% focus on life-sciences.

MPPS, Spring 2009






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Did you know?
To deal with decreased funding and increased costs, 47% of Michigan's counties and 41% of its cities expect to cut public services in 2010. The percentages fall to 33% of Michigan's villages and 17% of its townships (these smaller units tend to provide fewer services).

MPPS, Spring 2009



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