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Spring 2018Q2During the next twelve months, do you think your community will have good times financially, or bad times?

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Economic Development
Related Topics: Finances | Fiscal health | Development conditions | Business conditions
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Spring 2018Q18aTo the best of your knowledge, please indicate if the following are needed by residents in your community to help make ends meet and-- if so-- whether those needs are being met. Affordable housing

Major Tags: Community and Social Issues | Economic Development | Services
Related Topics: Poverty | Service provision | Service demand | Human services
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Spring 2018Q18bTo the best of your knowledge, please indicate if the following are needed by residents in your community to help make ends meet and-- if so-- whether those needs are being met. Emergency housing (homeless shelters, domestic violence shelters, warming centers, etc.)

Major Tags: Community and Social Issues | Economic Development | Services
Related Topics: Poverty | Service provision | Service demand | Human services
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Spring 2018Q18cTo the best of your knowledge, please indicate if the following are needed by residents in your community to help make ends meet and-- if so-- whether those needs are being met. Emergency food (food pantries, soup kitchens, etc.)

Major Tags: Community and Social Issues | Economic Development | Services
Related Topics: Poverty | Service provision | Service demand | Human services
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Spring 2018Q18dTo the best of your knowledge, please indicate if the following are needed by residents in your community to help make ends meet and-- if so-- whether those needs are being met. Public transportation (bus or ride services, etc.)

Major Tags: Community and Social Issues | Economic Development | Services
Related Topics: Poverty | Service provision | Service demand | Human services
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Spring 2018Q18eTo the best of your knowledge, please indicate if the following are needed by residents in your community to help make ends meet and-- if so-- whether those needs are being met. Subsidized healthcare (federally qualified health centers, CHIP, Medicaid, etc.)

Major Tags: Community and Social Issues | Economic Development | Services
Related Topics: Poverty | Service provision | Service demand | Human services
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Spring 2018Q18fTo the best of your knowledge, please indicate if the following are needed by residents in your community to help make ends meet and-- if so-- whether those needs are being met. Subsidized childcare and pre-K programs

Major Tags: Community and Social Issues | Economic Development | Services
Related Topics: Poverty | Service provision | Service demand | Human services
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Spring 2018Q18gTo the best of your knowledge, please indicate if the following are needed by residents in your community to help make ends meet and-- if so-- whether those needs are being met. Job training/workforce development

Major Tags: Community and Social Issues | Economic Development | Services
Related Topics: Poverty | Service provision | Service demand | Human services
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Spring 2018Q18hTo the best of your knowledge, please indicate if the following are needed by residents in your community to help make ends meet and-- if so-- whether those needs are being met. Drug treatment programs

Major Tags: Community and Social Issues | Economic Development | Services
Related Topics: Poverty | Service provision | Service demand | Human services
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Spring 2018Q19To what extent, if any, would you say that people's inability to pay minor legal fees and costs (e.g., traffic citations, parking fines, license suspensions, court fees, bail, etc.) is a cause of significant economic hardship for residents in your jurisdiction?

Major Tags: Community and Social Issues | Economic Development
Related Topics: Poverty
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Spring 2018Q20To the best of your knowledge, approximately what percentage of people in your community do you think live under the federal poverty level (that is, with an annual income level below $12,140 for individuals and below $25,100 for a family of four.)

Major Tags: Community and Social Issues | Economic Development
Related Topics: Poverty
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Spring 2018Q21Now regardless of whether or not your community has residents below the federal poverty level, to the best of your knowledge, approximately what percentage of people in your community would you say struggle to make ends meet?

Major Tags: Community and Social Issues | Economic Development
Related Topics: Poverty
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Spring 2018Q22aWhether or not your jurisdiction has resources or authority to implement a particular policy, which of the following, if any, have been topics of discussion within your jurisdiction's government-- including at Board/Council meetings-- within the past 12 months? (check all that apply) Affordable housing

Major Tags: Community and Social Issues | Economic Development | Services
Related Topics: Poverty | Human services
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Spring 2018Q22bWhether or not your jurisdiction has resources or authority to implement a particular policy, which of the following, if any, have been topics of discussion within your jurisdiction's government-- including at Board/Council meetings-- within the past 12 months? (check all that apply) Emergency housing (homeless shelters, domestic violence shelters, warming centers, etc.)

Major Tags: Community and Social Issues | Economic Development | Services
Related Topics: Poverty | Human services
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Spring 2018Q22cWhether or not your jurisdiction has resources or authority to implement a particular policy, which of the following, if any, have been topics of discussion within your jurisdiction's government-- including at Board/Council meetings-- within the past 12 months? (check all that apply) Emergency food (food pantries, soup kitchens, etc.)

Major Tags: Community and Social Issues | Economic Development | Services
Related Topics: Poverty | Human services
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Spring 2018Q22dWhether or not your jurisdiction has resources or authority to implement a particular policy, which of the following, if any, have been topics of discussion within your jurisdiction's government-- including at Board/Council meetings-- within the past 12 months? (check all that apply) Public transportation (bus or ride services, etc.)

Major Tags: Community and Social Issues | Economic Development | Services
Related Topics: Poverty | Human services
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Spring 2018Q22eWhether or not your jurisdiction has resources or authority to implement a particular policy, which of the following, if any, have been topics of discussion within your jurisdiction's government-- including at Board/Council meetings-- within the past 12 months? (check all that apply) Subsidized healthcare (federally qualified health centers, CHIP, Medicaid, etc.)

Major Tags: Community and Social Issues | Economic Development | Services
Related Topics: Poverty | Human services
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Spring 2018Q22fWhether or not your jurisdiction has resources or authority to implement a particular policy, which of the following, if any, have been topics of discussion within your jurisdiction's government-- including at Board/Council meetings-- within the past 12 months? (check all that apply) Subsidized childcare and pre-K programs

Major Tags: Community and Social Issues | Economic Development | Services
Related Topics: Poverty | Human services
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Spring 2018Q22gWhether or not your jurisdiction has resources or authority to implement a particular policy, which of the following, if any, have been topics of discussion within your jurisdiction's government-- including at Board/Council meetings-- within the past 12 months? (check all that apply) Job training/workforce development

Major Tags: Community and Social Issues | Economic Development | Services
Related Topics: Poverty | Human services
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Spring 2018Q22hWhether or not your jurisdiction has resources or authority to implement a particular policy, which of the following, if any, have been topics of discussion within your jurisdiction's government-- including at Board/Council meetings-- within the past 12 months? (check all that apply) Drug treatment programs

Major Tags: Community and Social Issues | Economic Development | Services
Related Topics: Poverty | Human services
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Spring 2018Q23Aside from any standard property tax exemptions for residents below the poverty level, does your jurisdiction currently have any formal local programs or policies of its own to address poverty or economic hardship in the community?

Major Tags: Community and Social Issues | Economic Development | Services
Related Topics: Poverty | Service provision | Human services
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Spring 2018Q25To what extent, if any, does your jurisdiction partner with local groups (e.g., schools, community organizations, churches, nonprofits, etc.) to provide resources or services for low-income residents in your jurisdiction?

Major Tags: Community and Social Issues | Economic Development | Services
Related Topics: Poverty | Service provision | Human services
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Spring 2018Q26aIn your opinion, do the following groups or individuals think your jurisdiction currently does too much, about the right amount, or too little to address local poverty or economic hardship? The majority of your jurisdiction's Board/Council

Major Tags: Community and Social Issues | Economic Development | Services
Related Topics: Poverty | Service provision | Human services
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Spring 2018Q26bIn your opinion, do the following groups or individuals think your jurisdiction currently does too much, about the right amount, or too little to address local poverty or economic hardship? The majority of your jurisdiction's residents

Major Tags: Community and Social Issues | Economic Development | Services
Related Topics: Poverty | Service provision | Human services
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Spring 2018Q26cIn your opinion, do the following groups or individuals think your jurisdiction currently does too much, about the right amount, or too little to address local poverty or economic hardship? You in your role as a local official

Major Tags: Community and Social Issues | Economic Development | Services
Related Topics: Poverty | Service provision | Human services
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Fall 2017Q18bThinking about different types of land uses, which of the following, if any, have been a topic of discussion within your jurisdiction's government, including discussion at Board/Council meetings? (check all that apply) Short-term property rentals in residential zones

Major Tags: Community and Social Issues | Economic Development
Related Topics: Community development | Housing | Land use planning
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Fall 2017Q18cThinking about different types of land uses, which of the following, if any, have been a topic of discussion within your jurisdiction's government, including discussion at Board/Council meetings? (check all that apply) Large-scale wind turbines or windfarms

Major Tags: Community and Social Issues | Economic Development
Related Topics: Community development | Energy | Wind power | Land use planning
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Fall 2017Q18dThinking about different types of land uses, which of the following, if any, have been a topic of discussion within your jurisdiction's government, including discussion at Board/Council meetings? (check all that apply) Large-scale solar arrays

Major Tags: Community and Social Issues | Economic Development
Related Topics: Community development | Energy | Land use planning
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Fall 2017Q18eThinking about different types of land uses, which of the following, if any, have been a topic of discussion within your jurisdiction's government, including discussion at Board/Council meetings? (check all that apply) Oil and gas facilities

Major Tags: Community and Social Issues | Economic Development
Related Topics: Community development | Energy | Land use planning
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Fall 2017Q18fThinking about different types of land uses, which of the following, if any, have been a topic of discussion within your jurisdiction's government, including discussion at Board/Council meetings? (check all that apply) Commercial communication (cell) towers

Major Tags: Community and Social Issues | Economic Development
Related Topics: Community development | Land use planning
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Fall 2017Q18gThinking about different types of land uses, which of the following, if any, have been a topic of discussion within your jurisdiction's government, including discussion at Board/Council meetings? (check all that apply) Amateur radio towers

Major Tags: Community and Social Issues | Economic Development
Related Topics: Community development | Land use planning
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Fall 2017Q18hThinking about different types of land uses, which of the following, if any, have been a topic of discussion within your jurisdiction's government, including discussion at Board/Council meetings? (check all that apply) Farmland preservation

Major Tags: Community and Social Issues | Economic Development
Related Topics: Community development | Land use planning
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Fall 2017Q18iThinking about different types of land uses, which of the following, if any, have been a topic of discussion within your jurisdiction's government, including discussion at Board/Council meetings? (check all that apply) Adult foster care facilities

Major Tags: Community and Social Issues | Economic Development
Related Topics: Community development | Land use planning
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Fall 2017Q18jThinking about different types of land uses, which of the following, if any, have been a topic of discussion within your jurisdiction's government, including discussion at Board/Council meetings? (check all that apply) Billboards

Major Tags: Community and Social Issues | Economic Development
Related Topics: Community development | Land use planning
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Fall 2017Q18kThinking about different types of land uses, which of the following, if any, have been a topic of discussion within your jurisdiction's government, including discussion at Board/Council meetings? (check all that apply) Keyhole or funnel development on lakes (providing lake access to "back lot" owners)

Major Tags: Community and Social Issues | Economic Development
Related Topics: Community development | Land use planning
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Fall 2017Q18lThinking about different types of land uses, which of the following, if any, have been a topic of discussion within your jurisdiction's government, including discussion at Board/Council meetings? (check all that apply) The siting of public schools

Major Tags: Community and Social Issues | Economic Development
Related Topics: Community development | Land use planning | K12 education
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Fall 2017Q24aThinking about different types of land uses, which of the following, if any, have been a topic of discussion within your jurisdiction's government, including discussion at Board/Council meetings? (check all that apply) Medical marijuana facilities

Major Tags: Community and Social Issues | Economic Development
Related Topics: Community development | Land use planning
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Fall 2017Q24bThinking about different types of land uses, which of the following, if any, have been a topic of discussion within your jurisdiction's government, including discussion at Board/Council meetings? (check all that apply) Short-term property rentals in residential zones

Major Tags: Community and Social Issues | Economic Development
Related Topics: Community development | Housing | Land use planning
see tables
Fall 2017Q24cThinking about different types of land uses, which of the following, if any, have been a topic of discussion within your jurisdiction's government, including discussion at Board/Council meetings? (check all that apply) Large-scale wind turbines or windfarms

Major Tags: Community and Social Issues | Economic Development
Related Topics: Community development | Energy | Wind power | Land use planning
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Fall 2017Q24dThinking about different types of land uses, which of the following, if any, have been a topic of discussion within your jurisdiction's government, including discussion at Board/Council meetings? (check all that apply) Large-scale solar arrays

Major Tags: Community and Social Issues | Economic Development
Related Topics: Community development | Energy | Land use planning
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Fall 2017Q24eThinking about different types of land uses, which of the following, if any, have been a topic of discussion within your jurisdiction's government, including discussion at Board/Council meetings? (check all that apply) Oil and gas facilities

Major Tags: Community and Social Issues | Economic Development
Related Topics: Community development | Energy | Land use planning
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Fall 2017Q24fThinking about different types of land uses, which of the following, if any, have been a topic of discussion within your jurisdiction's government, including discussion at Board/Council meetings? (check all that apply) Commercial communication (cell) towers

Major Tags: Community and Social Issues | Economic Development
Related Topics: Community development | Land use planning
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Fall 2017Q24gThinking about different types of land uses, which of the following, if any, have been a topic of discussion within your jurisdiction's government, including discussion at Board/Council meetings? (check all that apply) Amateur radio towers

Major Tags: Community and Social Issues | Economic Development
Related Topics: Community development | Land use planning
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Fall 2017Q24hThinking about different types of land uses, which of the following, if any, have been a topic of discussion within your jurisdiction's government, including discussion at Board/Council meetings? (check all that apply) Farmland preservation

Major Tags: Community and Social Issues | Economic Development
Related Topics: Community development | Land use planning
see tables
Fall 2017Q24iThinking about different types of land uses, which of the following, if any, have been a topic of discussion within your jurisdiction's government, including discussion at Board/Council meetings? (check all that apply) Adult foster care facilities

Major Tags: Community and Social Issues | Economic Development
Related Topics: Community development | Land use planning
see tables
Fall 2017Q24jThinking about different types of land uses, which of the following, if any, have been a topic of discussion within your jurisdiction's government, including discussion at Board/Council meetings? (check all that apply) Billboards

Major Tags: Community and Social Issues | Economic Development
Related Topics: Community development | Land use planning
see tables
Fall 2017Q24kThinking about different types of land uses, which of the following, if any, have been a topic of discussion within your jurisdiction's government, including discussion at Board/Council meetings? (check all that apply) Keyhole or funnel development on lakes (providing lake access to "back lot" owners)

Major Tags: Community and Social Issues | Economic Development
Related Topics: Community development | Land use planning
see tables
Fall 2017Q24lThinking about different types of land uses, which of the following, if any, have been a topic of discussion within your jurisdiction's government, including discussion at Board/Council meetings? (check all that apply) The siting of public schools

Major Tags: Community and Social Issues | Economic Development
Related Topics: Community development | Land use planning | K12 education
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Fall 2017Q28Some local government policies - such as utility connection fees or zoning requirements (minimum lot sizes, required landscaping, etc.) - may make it more expensive to build new housing or to renovate existing housing stock. To what extent do you agree or disagree that your jurisdiction's policies or zoning requirements are hindering new construction or renovation in your jurisdiction?

Major Tags: Community and Social Issues | Economic Development
Related Topics: Community development | Housing | Zoning
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Fall 2017Q29Some local governments have begun experimenting with policy changes to boost housing construction and renovation. Recently, has your jurisdiction attempted to reduce barriers to new construction or renovation by streamlining local processes (e.g., permitting, site reviews, inspections, etc.), reducing fees, or revising other zoning code requirements?

Major Tags: Community and Social Issues | Economic Development
Related Topics: Community development | Housing | Zoning
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Spring 2017Q2During the next twelve months, do you think your community will have good times financially, or bad times?

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Economic Development
Related Topics: Finances | Fiscal health | Development conditions | Business conditions
see tables
Spring 2017Q5jNow, comparing your jurisdiction's current fiscal year to the next fiscal year, please indicate which actions your jurisdiction has taken or is likely to take: Funding for Economic Development programs

Major Tags: Economic Development | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Development funding | Finances | Development program funding
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Spring 2017Q34cNow thinking about how the state government relates to your jurisdiction in particular, how would you, in your role as a local official, rate the way the following state agencies or departments are performing their jobs overall? Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC)

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | State Government
Related Topics: State government job performance | Job evaluation of state agencies
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Fall 2016Q8aSome people think that certain policy issues should be managed at the state level rather than the local level for a variety of reasons (for example, efficiency or consistency across jurisdictions). Others think local home rule is more important. In each of the following broad policy areas, how do you generally think authority should be divided between the state and local levels of government? Economic Development

Major Tags: State Government | Economic Development | Governmental Relations
Related Topics: State oversight | Relations with state government | State mandates and preemption
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Fall 2016Q8dSome people think that certain policy issues should be managed at the state level rather than the local level for a variety of reasons (for example, efficiency or consistency across jurisdictions). Others think local home rule is more important. In each of the following broad policy areas, how do you generally think authority should be divided between the state and local levels of government? Land use and planning (e.g., zoning, permitting)

Major Tags: State Government | Economic Development | Governmental Relations
Related Topics: State oversight | Relations with state government | State mandates and preemption | Land use planning
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Spring 2016Q2During the next twelve months, do you think your community will have good times financially, or bad times?

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Economic Development
Related Topics: Finances | Fiscal health | Development conditions | Business conditions
see tables
Spring 2016Q5jNow, comparing your jurisdiction's current fiscal year to the next fiscal year, please indicate which actions your jurisdiction has taken or is likely to take: Funding for Economic Development programs

Major Tags: Economic Development | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Development funding | Finances | Development program funding
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Spring 2016Q11fWe are interested in views about the trade-off between services and taxes. Thinking about particular services your jurisdiction may currently offer, if your jurisdiction's citizens were facing significant service cuts, in your opinion, what would they choose? Would the majority of citizens be more likely to choose higher taxes to avoid those service cuts or would they choose cuts to public services to avoid higher taxes? Economic Development

Major Tags: Services | Finance Budget and Operations | Economic Development
Related Topics: Service provision | Taxes | Tradeoffs
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Fall 2015Q23bTo what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements about crime and law enforcement in your jurisdiction? Public perceptions of crime in my jurisdiction have a negative effect on Economic Development and/or tourism.

Major Tags: Services | Public Safety | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Service provision | Police services
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Spring 2015Q2aThinking about business conditions in your community, do you think that during the next twelve months your community will have good times financially, or bad times financially?

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Economic Development
Related Topics: Finances | Fiscal health | Development conditions | Business conditions
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Spring 2015Q5jNow, comparing your jurisdiction's current fiscal year to the next fiscal year, please indicate which actions your jurisdiction has taken or is likely to take: Funding for Economic Development programs

Major Tags: Economic Development | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Development funding | Finances | Development program funding
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Fall 2014q3aThinking about the condition of roads and bridges within your community overall, to what degree would you say their current condition has a positive or negative impact, if any, on the following? Your jurisdiction's Economic Development

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Infrastructure conditions | Roads
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Fall 2014q4aIn your opinion, where would you say the following groups or individuals would rank the need for road and bridge maintenance and improvement compared to other public service priorities (e.g., public safety services, Economic Development, public health, trash collection, etc.) for your local government? The majority of your jurisdiction's Board/Council

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Tradeoffs | Service spending | Roads
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Fall 2014q4bIn your opinion, where would you say the following groups or individuals would rank the need for road and bridge maintenance and improvement compared to other public service priorities (e.g., public safety services, Economic Development, public health, trash collection, etc.) for your local government? The majority of your jurisdiction's citizens

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Tradeoffs | Service spending | Roads
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Fall 2014q4cIn your opinion, where would you say the following groups or individuals would rank the need for road and bridge maintenance and improvement compared to other public service priorities (e.g., public safety services, Economic Development, public health, trash collection, etc.) for your local government? The majority of your jurisdiction's business community

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Tradeoffs | Service spending | Roads
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Fall 2014q4dIn your opinion, where would you say the following groups or individuals would rank the need for road and bridge maintenance and improvement compared to other public service priorities (e.g., public safety services, Economic Development, public health, trash collection, etc.) for your local government? You personally in your role as a local official

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Tradeoffs | Service spending | Roads
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Fall 2014q29cWhat overall impact, if any, do you believe Complete Streets policies have or would have on each of the following in your jurisdiction: Economic Development

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Roads | Transportation | Community development | Complete streets
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Fall 2014q35Some people think a well-functioning transit system is important to communities in a variety of ways, such as for Economic Development, environmental sustainability, residents' mobility, etc. Others do not. How important, if at all, do you think a well-functioning transit system is to the overall needs of your jurisdiction?

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Transportation | Transit
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Fall* 2014Q3aThinking about the condition of roads and bridges within your community overall, to what degree would you say their current condition has a positive or negative impact, if any, on the following? Your county's Economic Development [*Note: These data are from the Fall 2014 supplemental survey]

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Infrastructure conditions | Roads
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Fall* 2014Q15cWhat overall impact, if any, do you believe Complete Streets policies have or would have on each of the following in your county: Economic Development [*Note: These data are from the Fall 2014 supplemental survey]

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Roads | Transportation | Community development | Complete streets
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Spring 2014Q2aThinking about business conditions in your community, do you think that during the next twelve months your community will have good times financially, or bad times financially?

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Economic Development
Related Topics: Finances | Fiscal health | Development conditions | Business conditions
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Spring 2014Q5jNow, comparing your jurisdiction's current fiscal year to the next fiscal year, please indicate which actions your jurisdiction has taken or is likely to take: Funding for Economic Development programs

Major Tags: Economic Development | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Development funding | Finances | Development program funding
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Spring 2014Q11sAlthough some of these may not apply to your jurisdiction, please indicate, as far as you know, which of the following types of services or operations your jurisdiction has privatized, either in whole or in part: Economic Development services

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Services
Related Topics: Finances | Service provision | Economic Development | Privatization
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Spring 2014Q36cNow thinking about how the state government relates to your jurisdiction in particular, how would you, in your role as a local official, rate the way the following state agencies or departments are performing their jobs overall? Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC)

Major Tags: State Government
Related Topics: State government job performance | Job evaluation of state agencies
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Fall 2013Q6cIn general, to what extent do you support or oppose the following possible policies or actions related to the Great Lakes: Prevent new construction on wetlands, even if it limits Economic Development.

Major Tags: Energy and Environment
Related Topics: Environment | The Great Lakes
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Fall 2013Q6dIn general, to what extent do you support or oppose the following possible policies or actions related to the Great Lakes: Reduce the rate at which farmland or other natural areas are being paved over, even if it limits Economic Development.

Major Tags: Energy and Environment
Related Topics: Environment | The Great Lakes
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Fall 2013Q12gWe're interested in factors that may be encouraging or discouraging the use of wind turbines in jurisdictions across the state now or in the last few years. Whether or not your community currently has any wind turbines, to what degree would you say the following items have been encouraging or discouraging the use of wind turbines within your jurisdiction: Local job creation and/or Economic Development

Major Tags: Energy and Environment | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Environment | Energy | Wind power
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Fall 2013Q22aWe're interested in factors that may be encouraging or discouraging the use of hydraulic fracturing in jurisdictions across the state now or in the last few years. Whether or not your community currently has any fracking operations, to what degree would you say the following items have been encouraging or discouraging the use of fracking within your jurisdiction: Local job creation and/or Economic Development

Major Tags: Energy and Environment | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Energy | Environment | Fracking
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Spring 2013Q2aThinking about business conditions in your community, do you think that during the next twelve months your community will have good times financially, or bad times financially?

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Economic Development
Related Topics: Finances | Fiscal health | Development conditions | Business conditions
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Spring 2013Q5iNow, comparing your jurisdiction's current fiscal year to the next fiscal year, please indicate which actions your jurisdiction has taken or is likely to take: Funding for Economic Development programs

Major Tags: Economic Development | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Development funding | Finances | Development program funding
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Spring 2013Q27aThe Right-To-Work laws passed in Michigan cover not only public sector employee unions, but private sector unions as well. Again, regardless of whether or not your jurisdiction has any employee unions, what overall impact, if any, do you believe these Right-To-Work laws will have over time on Michigan's economy?

Major Tags: State Government | Economic Development
Related Topics: State policies | Unions | Right to work
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Spring 2013Q27bThe Right-To-Work laws passed in Michigan cover not only public sector employee unions, but private sector unions as well. Again, regardless of whether or not your jurisdiction has any employee unions, what overall impact, if any, do you believe these Right-To-Work laws will have over time on the fiscal health of your local government?

Major Tags: State Government | Economic Development
Related Topics: State policies | Fiscal health | Unions | Right to work
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Spring 2013Q27cThe Right-To-Work laws passed in Michigan cover not only public sector employee unions, but private sector unions as well. Again, regardless of whether or not your jurisdiction has any employee unions, what overall impact, if any, do you believe these Right-To-Work laws will have over time on the ability of your community to attract and/or retain businesses?

Major Tags: State Government | Economic Development
Related Topics: Workforce policies | Business Conditions | Right to work
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Spring 2013Q39aSome people believe that certain property-tax exempt organizations benefit a community financially or in other ways (for example, through Economic Development, providing services the jurisdiction doesn't, improving quality of life, etc.). Others disagree. In your opinion, overall, are the property-tax exempt organizations or parcels in your jurisdiction an asset, a liability, or both, to your jurisdiction's current fiscal health?

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Revenue | Finances | Taxes | Property taxes | Fiscal health | Taxes and revenues | Property tax exemptions
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Spring 2013Q39bSome people believe that certain property-tax exempt organizations benefit a community financially or in other ways (for example, through Economic Development, providing services the jurisdiction doesn't, improving quality of life, etc.). Others disagree. In your opinion, overall, are the property-tax exempt organizations or parcels in your jurisdiction an asset, a liability, or both, to your jurisdiction's future fiscal health?

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Revenue | Finances | Taxes | Property taxes | Fiscal health | Taxes and revenues | Property tax exemptions
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Spring 2013Q39cSome people believe that certain property-tax exempt organizations benefit a community financially or in other ways (for example, through Economic Development, providing services the jurisdiction doesn't, improving quality of life, etc.). Others disagree. In your opinion, overall, are the property-tax exempt organizations or parcels in your jurisdiction an asset, a liability, or both, to your jurisdiction's current quality of life?

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Revenue | Finances | Taxes | Property taxes | Taxes and revenues | Property tax exemptions
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Spring 2013Q39dSome people believe that certain property-tax exempt organizations benefit a community financially or in other ways (for example, through Economic Development, providing services the jurisdiction doesn't, improving quality of life, etc.). Others disagree. In your opinion, overall, are the property-tax exempt organizations or parcels in your jurisdiction an asset, a liability, or both, to your jurisdiction's future quality of life?

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Revenue | Finances | Taxes | Property taxes | Taxes and revenues | Property tax exemptions
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Spring 2013Q40To what extent, if any, has the impact of property tax exemptions (not including tax abatements for Economic Development) on your jurisdiction's revenue been a topic of discussion among your local leadership within the last 12 months?

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Revenue | Finances | Taxes | Property taxes | Taxes and revenues | Property tax exemptions
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Spring 2013Q42Is your local government currently engaged in or planning any placemaking efforts for Economic Development purposes?

Major Tags: Economic Development | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Development strategies | Community development | Placemaking
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Spring 2013Q43aSome people consider the elements in the following list to be placemaking efforts, others may not. Whether or not you consider them placemaking, which of the following, if any, are your jurisdiction pursuing for Economic Development or any other purpose? Historic preservation and adaptive re-use.

Major Tags: Economic Development | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Development strategies | Community development | Placemaking
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Spring 2013Q43bSome people consider the elements in the following list to be placemaking efforts, others may not. Whether or not you consider them placemaking, which of the following, if any, are your jurisdiction pursuing for Economic Development or any other purpose? Mixed-use developments (e.g., buildings that include a combination of retail, commercial, and residential space).

Major Tags: Economic Development | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Development strategies | Community development | Placemaking
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Spring 2013Q43cSome people consider the elements in the following list to be placemaking efforts, others may not. Whether or not you consider them placemaking, which of the following, if any, are your jurisdiction pursuing for Economic Development or any other purpose? Attractive city centers, storefronts, and public gathering spaces.

Major Tags: Economic Development | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Development strategies | Community development | Placemaking
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Spring 2013Q43dSome people consider the elements in the following list to be placemaking efforts, others may not. Whether or not you consider them placemaking, which of the following, if any, are your jurisdiction pursuing for Economic Development or any other purpose? Anchor businesses located along corridors, nodes, or in center districts.

Major Tags: Economic Development | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Development strategies | Community development | Placemaking
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Spring 2013Q43eSome people consider the elements in the following list to be placemaking efforts, others may not. Whether or not you consider them placemaking, which of the following, if any, are your jurisdiction pursuing for Economic Development or any other purpose? Public transit accessibility.

Major Tags: Economic Development | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Development strategies | Community development | Transportation | Transit | Placemaking
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Spring 2013Q43fSome people consider the elements in the following list to be placemaking efforts, others may not. Whether or not you consider them placemaking, which of the following, if any, are your jurisdiction pursuing for Economic Development or any other purpose? Assistance for entrepreneurs and/or small businesses (e.g., incubator space, services, etc.).

Major Tags: Economic Development | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Development strategies | Community development | Placemaking
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Spring 2013Q43gSome people consider the elements in the following list to be placemaking efforts, others may not. Whether or not you consider them placemaking, which of the following, if any, are your jurisdiction pursuing for Economic Development or any other purpose? Arts and cultural amenities or events.

Major Tags: Economic Development | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Development strategies | Community development | Placemaking
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Spring 2013Q43hSome people consider the elements in the following list to be placemaking efforts, others may not. Whether or not you consider them placemaking, which of the following, if any, are your jurisdiction pursuing for Economic Development or any other purpose? Environmentally-friendly construction (e.g., LEED-certified).

Major Tags: Economic Development | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Development strategies | Community development | Environment | Placemaking
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Spring 2013Q43iSome people consider the elements in the following list to be placemaking efforts, others may not. Whether or not you consider them placemaking, which of the following, if any, are your jurisdiction pursuing for Economic Development or any other purpose? Green/open spaces, trails, and bike paths.

Major Tags: Economic Development | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Development strategies | Community development | Placemaking
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Spring 2013Q43jSome people consider the elements in the following list to be placemaking efforts, others may not. Whether or not you consider them placemaking, which of the following, if any, are your jurisdiction pursuing for Economic Development or any other purpose? Bicycle-friendly/walkability (complete streets).

Major Tags: Economic Development | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Development strategies | Community development | Infrastructure | Complete Streets | Placemaking
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Spring 2013Q43kSome people consider the elements in the following list to be placemaking efforts, others may not. Whether or not you consider them placemaking, which of the following, if any, are your jurisdiction pursuing for Economic Development or any other purpose? Local food opportunities (e.g., farmers' markets, food stands, etc.).

Major Tags: Economic Development | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Development strategies | Community development | Placemaking
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Spring 2013Q43lSome people consider the elements in the following list to be placemaking efforts, others may not. Whether or not you consider them placemaking, which of the following, if any, are your jurisdiction pursuing for Economic Development or any other purpose? Form-based codes (alternative regulations to conventional zoning that emphasize building form over land use to create uniform or predictable public spaces).

Major Tags: Economic Development | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Development strategies | Community development | Placemaking
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Spring 2013Q44aRegardless of whether you have any placemaking efforts underway, in your opinion, how effective or ineffective is placemaking, or could it be, as an Economic Development strategy for your jurisdiction?

Major Tags: Economic Development | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Development strategies | Community development | Placemaking
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Spring 2013Q44bRegardless of whether you have any placemaking efforts underway, in your opinion, how effective or ineffective is placemaking, or could it be, as an Economic Development strategy for other jurisdictions around the state?

Major Tags: Economic Development | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Development strategies | Community development | Placemaking
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Spring 2013Q45aRegardless of whether you have any placemaking efforts underway, please indicate, in your opinion, how effective or ineffective the following are, or could be, in your jurisdiction for Economic Development purposes: Historic preservation and adaptive re-use.

Major Tags: Economic Development | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Development strategies | Community development | Placemaking
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Spring 2013Q45bRegardless of whether you have any placemaking efforts underway, please indicate, in your opinion, how effective or ineffective the following are, or could be, in your jurisdiction for Economic Development purposes: Mixed-use developments.

Major Tags: Economic Development | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Development strategies | Community development | Placemaking
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Spring 2013Q45cRegardless of whether you have any placemaking efforts underway, please indicate, in your opinion, how effective or ineffective the following are, or could be, in your jurisdiction for Economic Development purposes: Attractive city centers, storefronts, and public gathering spaces.

Major Tags: Economic Development | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Development strategies | Community development | Placemaking
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Spring 2013Q45dRegardless of whether you have any placemaking efforts underway, please indicate, in your opinion, how effective or ineffective the following are, or could be, in your jurisdiction for Economic Development purposes: Anchor businesses located along corridors, nodes, or in center districts.

Major Tags: Economic Development | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Development strategies | Community development | Placemaking
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Spring 2013Q45eRegardless of whether you have any placemaking efforts underway, please indicate, in your opinion, how effective or ineffective the following are, or could be, in your jurisdiction for Economic Development purposes: Public transit accessibility.

Major Tags: Economic Development | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Development strategies | Community development | Transportation | Transit | Placemaking
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Spring 2013Q45fRegardless of whether you have any placemaking efforts underway, please indicate, in your opinion, how effective or ineffective the following are, or could be, in your jurisdiction for Economic Development purposes: Assistance for entrepreneurs and/or small businesses.

Major Tags: Economic Development | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Development strategies | Community development | Placemaking
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Spring 2013Q45gRegardless of whether you have any placemaking efforts underway, please indicate, in your opinion, how effective or ineffective the following are, or could be, in your jurisdiction for Economic Development purposes: Arts and cultural amenities or events.

Major Tags: Economic Development | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Development strategies | Community development | Placemaking
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Spring 2013Q45hRegardless of whether you have any placemaking efforts underway, please indicate, in your opinion, how effective or ineffective the following are, or could be, in your jurisdiction for Economic Development purposes: Environmentally-friendly construction.

Major Tags: Economic Development | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Development strategies | Community development | Environment | Placemaking
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Spring 2013Q45iRegardless of whether you have any placemaking efforts underway, please indicate, in your opinion, how effective or ineffective the following are, or could be, in your jurisdiction for Economic Development purposes: Green/open spaces, trails, and bike paths.

Major Tags: Economic Development | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Development strategies | Community development | Placemaking
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Spring 2013Q45jRegardless of whether you have any placemaking efforts underway, please indicate, in your opinion, how effective or ineffective the following are, or could be, in your jurisdiction for Economic Development purposes: Bicycle-friendly/walkability (complete streets).

Major Tags: Economic Development | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Development strategies | Community development | Infrastructure | Complete Streets | Placemaking
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Spring 2013Q45kRegardless of whether you have any placemaking efforts underway, please indicate, in your opinion, how effective or ineffective the following are, or could be, in your jurisdiction for Economic Development purposes: Local food opportunities.

Major Tags: Economic Development | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Development strategies | Community development | Placemaking
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Spring 2013Q45lRegardless of whether you have any placemaking efforts underway, please indicate, in your opinion, how effective or ineffective the following are, or could be, in your jurisdiction for Economic Development purposes: Form-based codes.

Major Tags: Economic Development | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Development strategies | Community development | Placemaking
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Spring 2013Q47aNow we're interested in learning more about your views on the connection between placemaking and entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship refers to organizing, managing, or assuming the risk for a business or enterprise. Examples of entrepreneurship might include an investor creating a new product or enhancing a current product, a farmer bringing crops to market, or a small business start-up occupying an empty storefront. Again, whether or not your jurisdiction is currently engaged in any placemaking efforts, in your opinion, to what extent does your jurisdiction currently have entrepreneurial activity?

Major Tags: Economic Development | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Development strategies | Community development,Development conditions | Placemaking | Entrepreneurship
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Spring 2013Q47bNow we're interested in learning more about your views on the connection between placemaking and entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship refers to organizing, managing, or assuming the risk for a business or enterprise. Examples of entrepreneurship might include an investor creating a new product or enhancing a current product, a farmer bringing crops to market, or a small business start-up occupying an empty storefront. Again, whether or not your jurisdiction is currently engaged in any placemaking efforts, in your opinion, to what extent does place-based Economic Development influence where entrepreneurs choose to launch and grow their businesses?

Major Tags: Economic Development | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Development strategies | Community development | Development conditions | Placemaking | Entrepreneurship | Business conditions
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Spring 2013Q47cNow we're interested in learning more about your views on the connection between placemaking and entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship refers to organizing, managing, or assuming the risk for a business or enterprise. Examples of entrepreneurship might include an investor creating a new product or enhancing a current product, a farmer bringing crops to market, or a small business start-up occupying an empty storefront. Again, whether or not your jurisdiction is currently engaged in any placemaking efforts, in your opinion, to what extent would increased entrepreneurial activity help your jurisdiction make places where people want to live, work, and play?

Major Tags: Economic Development | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Development strategies | Community development | Development conditions | Placemaking | Entrepreneurship
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Spring 2013Q47dNow we're interested in learning more about your views on the connection between placemaking and entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship refers to organizing, managing, or assuming the risk for a business or enterprise. Examples of entrepreneurship might include an investor creating a new product or enhancing a current product, a farmer bringing crops to market, or a small business start-up occupying an empty storefront. Again, whether or not your jurisdiction is currently engaged in any placemaking efforts, in your opinion, to what extent (if your jurisdiction does placemaking) is fostering entrepreneurship a specific part of your jurisdiction's placemaking efforts?

Major Tags: Economic Development | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Development strategies | Community development | Development conditions | Placemaking | Entrepreneurship
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Spring 2013Q48aWhich of the following, if any, do you believe are obstacles to entrepreneurship in your community: Access to capital.

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Development conditions | Entrepreneurship
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Spring 2013Q48bWhich of the following, if any, do you believe are obstacles to entrepreneurship in your community: Regulations such as sign ordinances, fire codes, and zoning laws, etc.

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Development conditions | Entrepreneurship
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Spring 2013Q48cWhich of the following, if any, do you believe are obstacles to entrepreneurship in your community: Lack of reliable public transportation.

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Development conditions | Entrepreneurship
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Spring 2013Q48dWhich of the following, if any, do you believe are obstacles to entrepreneurship in your community: Lack of cultural amenities.

Major Tags: Economic Development | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Development conditions | Entrepreneurship
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Spring 2013Q48eWhich of the following, if any, do you believe are obstacles to entrepreneurship in your community: Lack of late night entertainment.

Major Tags: Economic Development | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Development conditions | Entrepreneurship
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Spring 2013Q48fWhich of the following, if any, do you believe are obstacles to entrepreneurship in your community: Lack of information technology (IT) infrastructure.

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Development conditions | Entrepreneurship | Technology
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Spring 2013Q48gWhich of the following, if any, do you believe are obstacles to entrepreneurship in your community: Lack of "green" construction.

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Development conditions | Entrepreneurship
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Spring 2013Q48hWhich of the following, if any, do you believe are obstacles to entrepreneurship in your community: Excessive local tax burden.

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Development conditions | Entrepreneurship
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Spring 2013Q48iWhich of the following, if any, do you believe are obstacles to entrepreneurship in your community: Excessive state tax burden.

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Development conditions | Entrepreneurship
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Spring 2013Q48jWhich of the following, if any, do you believe are obstacles to entrepreneurship in your community: Licensing costs and/or delays.

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Development conditions | Entrepreneurship
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Spring 2013Q48kWhich of the following, if any, do you believe are obstacles to entrepreneurship in your community: Lack of talented workforce.

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Development conditions | Entrepreneurship
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Spring 2013Q48lWhich of the following, if any, do you believe are obstacles to entrepreneurship in your community: Lack of safe access for pedestrians/bicyclists.

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Development conditions | Entrepreneurship
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Spring 2013Q48mWhich of the following, if any, do you believe are obstacles to entrepreneurship in your community: Deteriorating infrastructure.

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Development conditions | Entrepreneurship
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Spring 2013Q48nWhich of the following, if any, do you believe are obstacles to entrepreneurship in your community: Lack of access to the natural environment.

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Development conditions | Entrepreneurship
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Spring 2013Q48oWhich of the following, if any, do you believe are obstacles to entrepreneurship in your community: Unattractive building and landscape design.

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Development conditions | Entrepreneurship
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Spring 2013Q49How familiar, if at all, are you with the "MIplace Partnership Initiative" (or the website MIplace.org), a public-private effort to create more jobs, attract and retain talented workers, and raise incomes - at least in part - through targeted local and regional placemaking activities?

Major Tags: Economic Development | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Development strategies | Community development | Placemaking
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Spring 2012Q2Thinking about business conditions in your community, do you think that during the next twelve months your community will have good times financially, or bad times financially?

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Economic Development
Related Topics: Finances | Fiscal health | Development conditions | Business conditions
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Spring 2012Q5iNow, thinking about the next fiscal year, please indicate which actions your jurisdiction has taken or is likely to take: Funding for Economic Development programs

Major Tags: Economic Development | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Development funding | Finances | Development program funding
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Spring 2012Q33fWe are interested in views about the trade-off between services and taxes. Thinking about particular services your jurisdiction may currently offer, if your jurisdiction's citizens were facing significant service cuts, in your opinion, what would they choose? Would the currently offer, if your jurisdiction's citizens were facing significant service cuts, in your opinion, what would they choose? Would the majority of citizens be more likely to choose higher taxes to avoid those service cuts or would they choose cuts to public services to avoid higher taxes: Economic Development

Major Tags: Services | Finance Budget and Operations | Economic Development
Related Topics: Service provision | Taxes | Tradeoffs
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Spring 2012Q39ePersonal Property Tax (PPT) reform is a policy priority in Lansing, and we want to get your perspectives about the PPT overall. To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following general statements about the PPT: The PPT is a barrier to Economic Development in my jurisdiction.

Major Tags: State Government | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: State oversight | Taxes | Finances | Personal property tax
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Fall 2011Q8lHow would you rate the overall effectiveness of your jurisdiction's use of data for the following purposes: For use in public relations/promoting your jurisdiction for tourism, Economic Development, etc.

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Performance management | Performance measurement and management
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Fall 2011Q21lHow likely or unlikely is it that your jurisdiction would use data for the following purposes: For use in public relations/promoting your jurisdiction for tourism, Economic Development, etc.

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Performance management | Performance measurement and management
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Spring 2011Q2Thinking about business conditions in your community, do you think that during the next twelve months your community will have good times financially, or bad times financially?

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Economic Development
Related Topics: Finances | Fiscal health | Development conditions | Business conditions
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Spring 2011Q5iNow, thinking about the next fiscal year, please indicate which actions your jurisdiction has taken or is likely to take: Funding for Economic Development programs

Major Tags: Economic Development | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Development funding | Finances | Development program funding
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Spring 2011Q26Does your community have one or more special taxing authorities, such as a Downtown Development Authority (DDA), a Brownfield Redevelopment Authority, or another similar authority?

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Taxes | Development funding | Economic Development
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Spring 2011Q27In your opinion, overall, have your DDA and/or other special taxing authorities been an asset, a liability, or neither to your jurisdiction's fiscal health to date?

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Taxes | Development funding | Economic Development
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Spring 2011Q28In your opinion, how likely is it that one or more of your special taxing authorities will have serious difficulty repaying their current debt?

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Taxes | Development funding | Economic Development
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Spring 2011Q29In your opinion, are the special taxing authorities' debt obligations a significant fiscal problem, somewhat of a problem, not much of a problem, or not a problem at all for your jurisdiction's fiscal health?

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Taxes | Development funding | Economic Development
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Spring 2011Q57Thinking now about the Federal Stimulus Package (the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act), overall, how much do you believe the Recovery Act has helped to improve economic conditions in your community to date?

Major Tags: Economic Development | Finance Budget and Operations | Federal Government
Related Topics: Development funding | Finances | Federal stimulus package
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Spring 2011Q58How much do you believe Recovery Act funding will improve economic conditions in your community in the long term?

Major Tags: Economic Development | Finance Budget and Operations | Federal Government
Related Topics: Development funding | Finances | Federal stimulus package
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Spring 2011Q59Overall, how much do you believe the Recovery Act has helped to improve economic conditions in the state of Michigan to date?

Major Tags: Economic Development | Federal Government
Related Topics: Development funding | Finances | Federal stimulus package
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Spring 2011Q60How much do you believe Recovery Act funding will improve economic conditions in the state of Michigan in the long term?

Major Tags: Economic Development | Federal Government
Related Topics: Development funding | Finances | Federal stimulus package
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Fall 2010Q5jPlease identify the extent of your jurisdiction's collaboration with other jurisdictions for provision of the following types of services: Economic Development

Major Tags: Governmental Relations
Related Topics: Service provision | Intergovernmental cooperation | Level of collaboration
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Fall 2010Q9jFor what types of services or activities is your jurisdiction studying and/or planning new or significantly expanded collaborative efforts: Economic Development

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | Services
Related Topics: Intergovernmental cooperation | Service provision
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Fall 2010Q9kFor what types of services or activities is your jurisdiction studying and/or planning new or significantly expanded collaborative efforts: Workforce development

Major Tags: Economic Development | Governmental Relations | Services
Related Topics: Service provision | Intergovernmental cooperation | Workforce development
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Spring 2010Q2Thinking about business conditions in your community, do you think that during the next twelve months your community will have good times financially, or bad times financially?

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Economic Development
Related Topics: Finances | Fiscal health | Development conditions | Business conditions
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Spring 2010Q5iNow, thinking about the next fiscal year, please indicate which actions your jurisdiction has taken or is likely to take: Funding for Economic Development programs

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Economic Development
Related Topics: Development funding | Finances | Development program funding
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Spring 2010Q30Is your jurisdiction currently engaged in any Economic Development activities that you would consider "economic gardening?"

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Development strategies | Economic gardening
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Spring 2010Q31aWhich, if any, of the following activities is your jurisdiction conducting specifically to support existing businesses in your community: Workforce development or training programs specifically designed to meet the goal of supporting current local businesses

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Development strategies | Economic gardening | Business conditions
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Spring 2010Q31bWhich, if any, of the following activities is your jurisdiction conducting specifically to support existing businesses in your community: Developing traditional infrastructure specifically to meet the goal of supporting current local businesses

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Development strategies | Economic gardening | Business conditions
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Spring 2010Q31cWhich, if any, of the following activities is your jurisdiction conducting specifically to support existing businesses in your community: Developing IT infrastructure specifically to meet the goal of supporting current local businesses

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Development strategies | Economic gardening | Business conditions
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Spring 2010Q31dWhich, if any, of the following activities is your jurisdiction conducting specifically to support existing businesses in your community: Fostering networking among local businesses and other organizations (i.e., business associations, educational institutions, roundtable groups, etc.)

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Development strategies | Economic gardening | Business conditions
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Spring 2010Q31eWhich, if any, of the following activities is your jurisdiction conducting specifically to support existing businesses in your community: Providing or assisting in helping local businesses develop their social networking online

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Development strategies | Economic gardening | Business conditions | Technology
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Spring 2010Q31fWhich, if any, of the following activities is your jurisdiction conducting specifically to support existing businesses in your community: Providing or fostering access to information on markets, customers or competitors

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Development strategies | Economic gardening
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Spring 2010Q31gWhich, if any, of the following activities is your jurisdiction conducting specifically to support existing businesses in your community: Providing or fostering access to capital

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Development strategies | Economic gardening
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Spring 2010Q31hWhich, if any, of the following activities is your jurisdiction conducting specifically to support existing businesses in your community: Granting tax abatements or deferments to existing local companies

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Development strategies | Economic gardening
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Spring 2010Q31iWhich, if any, of the following activities is your jurisdiction conducting specifically to support existing businesses in your community: Developing a local currency and/or other "buy local" initiatives

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Development strategies | Economic gardening
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Spring 2010Q32Regardless of whether you have any economic gardening activities underway, do you agree or disagree that economic gardening can be an effective Economic Development strategy for your jurisdiction?

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Development strategies | Economic gardening
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Spring 2010Q38Thinking now about the Federal Stimulus Package (the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act), overall, how much do you believe the Recovery Act has helped to improve economic conditions in your community to date?

Major Tags: Economic Development | Finance Budget and Operations | Federal Government
Related Topics: Development funding | Finances | Federal stimulus package
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Spring 2010Q39How much do you believe Recovery Act funding will improve economic conditions in your community in the long term?

Major Tags: Economic Development | Finance Budget and Operations | Federal Government
Related Topics: Development funding | Finances | Federal stimulus package
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Spring 2010Q40Overall, how much do you believe the Recovery Act has helped to improve economic conditions in the state of Michigan to date?

Major Tags: Economic Development | Federal Government
Related Topics: Development funding | Finances | Federal stimulus package
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Spring 2010Q41How much do you believe Recovery Act funding will improve economic conditions in the state of Michigan in the long term?

Major Tags: Economic Development | Federal Government
Related Topics: Development funding | Finances | Federal stimulus package
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Fall 2009Q6aThinking about various levels of education and how they relate to job opportunities in your community today, in your opinion, how successful can the following types of workers be in your local economy: Those with a GED or high school diploma alone

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Human capital | Workforce development
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Fall 2009Q6bThinking about various levels of education and how they relate to job opportunities in your community today, in your opinion, how successful can the following types of workers be in your local economy: Those with a vocational / technical certificate

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Human capital | Workforce development
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Fall 2009Q6cThinking about various levels of education and how they relate to job opportunities in your community today, in your opinion, how successful can the following types of workers be in your local economy: Those with an associate's degree

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Human capital | Workforce development
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Fall 2009Q6dThinking about various levels of education and how they relate to job opportunities in your community today, in your opinion, how successful can the following types of workers be in your local economy: Those with a bachelor's degree

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Human capital | Workforce development
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Fall 2009Q6eThinking about various levels of education and how they relate to job opportunities in your community today, in your opinion, how successful can the following types of workers be in your local economy: Those with a graduate or professional degree

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Human capital | Workforce development
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Fall 2009Q7aNow, thinking about job opportunities in your community over the next ten years, in your opinion, how successful will the following types of workers be in your local economy in the future: Those with a GED or high school diploma alone

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Human capital | Workforce development
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Fall 2009Q7bNow, thinking about job opportunities in your community over the next ten years, in your opinion, how successful will the following types of workers be in your local economy in the future: Those with a vocational / technical certificate

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Human capital | Workforce development
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Fall 2009Q7cNow, thinking about job opportunities in your community over the next ten years, in your opinion, how successful will the following types of workers be in your local economy in the future: Those with an associate's degree

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Human capital | Workforce development
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Fall 2009Q7dNow, thinking about job opportunities in your community over the next ten years, in your opinion, how successful will the following types of workers be in your local economy in the future: Those with a bachelor's degree

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Human capital | Workforce development
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Fall 2009Q7eNow, thinking about job opportunities in your community over the next ten years, in your opinion, how successful will the following types of workers be in your local economy in the future: Those with a graduate or professional degree

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Human capital | Workforce development
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Fall 2009Q10Some people think developing a highly-educated workforce-that is, most workers with a bachelor's degree or higher- is crucial for local Economic Development. Others think that strategy won't work for their communities. Do you agree or disagree that developing a highly-educated workforce can be an effective strategy for improving your local economy?

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Human capital | Workforce development
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Fall 2009Q12And thinking about Michigan's economy overall, do you agree or disagree that developing a highly-educated workforce can be an effective strategy for improving the state economy at large?

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Human capital | Workforce development
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Fall 2009Q13Does your local government play any formal role in workforce development efforts?

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Human capital | Workforce development
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Fall 2009Q15Do you think your local government should play a larger role in workforce development efforts in your community?

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Human capital | Workforce development
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Fall 2009Q17How well-informed do you feel you are regarding workforce development efforts in your community?

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Human capital | Workforce development
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Fall 2009Q18Overall, how would you evaluate the success of workforce development efforts in your community today?

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Human capital | Workforce development
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Fall 2009Q20aOne issue facing some communities in Michigan is young people (35 years and younger) leaving the community. This is often referred to as "brain drain." How much "brain drain" is occurring in your community among the following groups: High school graduates who do not return after college

Major Tags: Economic Development | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Human capital | Workforce development
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Fall 2009Q20bOne issue facing some communities in Michigan is young people (35 years and younger) leaving the community. This is often referred to as "brain drain." How much "brain drain" is occurring in your community among the following groups: Younger members of the local workforce (~18-35) who move away

Major Tags: Economic Development | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Human capital | Workforce development
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Fall 2009Q22Thinking about business conditions in your community, do you think that during the next 12 months your community will have good times financially, or bad times financially?

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Economic Development
Related Topics: Finances | Fiscal health | Development conditions | Business conditions
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Fall 2009Q33Has your jurisdiction received additional funding through formulas for existing programs as a result of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act?

Major Tags: Economic Development | Finance Budget and Operations | Federal Government
Related Topics: Development funding | Finances | Federal stimulus package
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Fall 2009Q35Has your jurisdiction applied for other funding through Recovery Act competitive grant programs?

Major Tags: Economic Development | Finance Budget and Operations | Federal Government
Related Topics: Development funding | Finances | Federal stimulus package
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Fall 2009Q37aWhy did your jurisdiction choose not to apply for competitive grants: Weren't aware of the opportunity

Major Tags: Economic Development | Finance Budget and Operations | Federal Government
Related Topics: Development funding | Finances | Federal stimulus package
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Fall 2009Q37bWhy did your jurisdiction choose not to apply for competitive grants: Didn't have the resources to pursue

Major Tags: Economic Development | Finance Budget and Operations | Federal Government
Related Topics: Development funding | Finances | Federal stimulus package
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Fall 2009Q37cWhy did your jurisdiction choose not to apply for competitive grants: Too complicated to apply

Major Tags: Economic Development | Finance Budget and Operations | Federal Government
Related Topics: Development funding | Finances | Federal stimulus package
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Fall 2009Q37dWhy did your jurisdiction choose not to apply for competitive grants: Not enough funding available to justify the effort

Major Tags: Economic Development | Finance Budget and Operations | Federal Government
Related Topics: Development funding | Finances | Federal stimulus package
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Fall 2009Q37eWhy did your jurisdiction choose not to apply for competitive grants: Too many strings attached to funds

Major Tags: Economic Development | Finance Budget and Operations | Federal Government
Related Topics: Development funding | Finances | Federal stimulus package
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Fall 2009Q37fWhy did your jurisdiction choose not to apply for competitive grants: No need for funding

Major Tags: Economic Development | Finance Budget and Operations | Federal Government
Related Topics: Development funding | Finances | Federal stimulus package
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Fall 2009Q37gWhy did your jurisdiction choose not to apply for competitive grants: Still planning to apply

Major Tags: Economic Development | Finance Budget and Operations | Federal Government
Related Topics: Development funding | Finances | Federal stimulus package
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Fall 2009Q37hWhy did your jurisdiction choose not to apply for competitive grants: Summary

Major Tags: Economic Development | Finance Budget and Operations | Federal Government
Related Topics: Development funding | Finances | Federal stimulus package
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Fall 2009Q38Overall, how much do you believe the Recovery Act has helped to improve economic conditions in your community to date?

Major Tags: Economic Development | Finance Budget and Operations | Federal Government
Related Topics: Development funding | Finances | Federal stimulus package
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Fall 2009Q39How much do you believe Recovery Act funding will improve economic conditions in your community in the long term?

Major Tags: Economic Development | Finance Budget and Operations | Federal Government
Related Topics: Development funding | Finances | Federal stimulus package
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Fall 2009Q40Overall, how much do you believe the Recovery Act has helped to improve economic conditions in the state of Michigan to date?

Major Tags: Economic Development | Federal Government
Related Topics: Development funding | Finances | Federal stimulus package
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Fall 2009Q41How much do you believe Recovery Act funding will improve economic conditions in the state of Michigan in the long term?

Major Tags: Economic Development | Federal Government
Related Topics: Development funding | Finances | Federal stimulus package
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Spring 2009Q3Now, turning to business conditions in your community, do you think that during the next twelve months your community will have good times financially, or bad times financially?

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations | Economic Development
Related Topics: Finances | Fiscal health | Development conditions | Business conditions
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Spring 2009Q6mNow, thinking about the next fiscal year, please indicate which actions your jurisdiction has taken or is likely to take regarding: funding for Economic Development programs

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Development funding | Finances | Development program funding
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Spring 2009Q9aTo what degree would you consider the following as a barrier or asset to your jurisdiction's Economic Development efforts: Availability of land

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Development conditions
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Spring 2009Q9bTo what degree would you consider the following as a barrier or asset to your jurisdiction's Economic Development efforts: Cost of land

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Development conditions
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Spring 2009Q9cTo what degree would you consider the following as a barrier or asset to your jurisdiction's Economic Development efforts: Availability of buildings

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Development conditions
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Spring 2009Q9dTo what degree would you consider the following as a barrier or asset to your jurisdiction's Economic Development efforts: Information technology infrastructure

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Development conditions | Infrastructure conditions | Technology
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Spring 2009Q9eTo what degree would you consider the following as a barrier or asset to your jurisdiction's Economic Development efforts: Traditional infrastructure (roads, bridges, water/sewer, etc.)

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Development conditions | Infrastructure conditions | Roads | Water
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Spring 2009Q9fTo what degree would you consider the following as a barrier or asset to your jurisdiction's Economic Development efforts: Availability of appropriate workforce

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Development conditions
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Spring 2009Q9gTo what degree would you consider the following as a barrier or asset to your jurisdiction's Economic Development efforts: Cost of labor

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Development conditions
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Spring 2009Q9hTo what degree would you consider the following as a barrier or asset to your jurisdiction's Economic Development efforts: Presence of major employers

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Development conditions | Business Conditions
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Spring 2009Q9iTo what degree would you consider the following as a barrier or asset to your jurisdiction's Economic Development efforts: Entrepreneurial culture

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Development conditions | Entrepreneurship
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Spring 2009Q9jTo what degree would you consider the following as a barrier or asset to your jurisdiction's Economic Development efforts: Availability of capital/funding

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Development conditions
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Spring 2009Q9kTo what degree would you consider the following as a barrier or asset to your jurisdiction's Economic Development efforts: Tax rates

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Development conditions
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Spring 2009Q9lTo what degree would you consider the following as a barrier or asset to your jurisdiction's Economic Development efforts: Distance to major markets

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Development conditions
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Spring 2009Q9mTo what degree would you consider the following as a barrier or asset to your jurisdiction's Economic Development efforts: Permitting process(es)

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Development conditions
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Spring 2009Q9nTo what degree would you consider the following as a barrier or asset to your jurisdiction's Economic Development efforts: Environmental regulations

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Development conditions
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Spring 2009Q9oTo what degree would you consider the following as a barrier or asset to your jurisdiction's Economic Development efforts: Citizen input

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Development conditions
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Spring 2009Q9pTo what degree would you consider the following as a barrier or asset to your jurisdiction's Economic Development efforts: Impact of change in population

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Development conditions
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Spring 2009Q9qTo what degree would you consider the following as a barrier or asset to your jurisdiction's Economic Development efforts: Cost of housing

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Development conditions
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Spring 2009Q9rTo what degree would you consider the following as a barrier or asset to your jurisdiction's Economic Development efforts: K-12 education system

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Development conditions | K12 education
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Spring 2009Q9sTo what degree would you consider the following as a barrier or asset to your jurisdiction's Economic Development efforts: Vocational and higher education system

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Development conditions | Human capital
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Spring 2009Q9tTo what degree would you consider the following as a barrier or asset to your jurisdiction's Economic Development efforts: Recreational facilities

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Development conditions
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Spring 2009Q9uTo what degree would you consider the following as a barrier or asset to your jurisdiction's Economic Development efforts: Arts/cultural programs

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Development conditions
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Spring 2009Q9vTo what degree would you consider the following as a barrier or asset to your jurisdiction's Economic Development efforts: Traffic congestion

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Development conditions
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Spring 2009Q10aDoes your jurisdiction use the following Economic Development strategy to attract or retain businesses: Local or regional business incubator

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Development conditions | Business conditions
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Spring 2009Q10bDoes your jurisdiction use the following Economic Development strategy to attract or retain businesses: Economic Development agency

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Development conditions | Business conditions
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Spring 2009Q10cDoes your jurisdiction use the following Economic Development strategy to attract or retain businesses: Tax abatements

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Development conditions | Business conditions
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Spring 2009Q10dDoes your jurisdiction use the following Economic Development strategy to attract or retain businesses: Infrastructure upgrades

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Development conditions | Business conditions
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Spring 2009Q10eDoes your jurisdiction use the following Economic Development strategy to attract or retain businesses: Workforce development programs

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Development conditions | Business conditions
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Spring 2009Q10fDoes your jurisdiction use the following Economic Development strategy to attract or retain businesses: Child care programs

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Development conditions | Business conditions
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Spring 2009Q10gDoes your jurisdiction use the following Economic Development strategy to attract or retain businesses: Tourism promotion

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Development conditions | Business conditions
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Spring 2009Q10hDoes your jurisdiction use the following Economic Development strategy to attract or retain businesses: Surveys of local businesses

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Development conditions | Business conditions
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Spring 2009Q10iDoes your jurisdiction use the following Economic Development strategy to attract or retain businesses: Marketing campaign

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Development conditions | Business conditions
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Spring 2009Q10jDoes your jurisdiction use the following Economic Development strategy to attract or retain businesses: Partnering with other nongovernmental organizations

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Development conditions | Business conditions
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Spring 2009Q10kDoes your jurisdiction use the following Economic Development strategy to attract or retain businesses: Partnering with other local governments

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Development conditions | Business conditions
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Spring 2009Q10lDoes your jurisdiction use the following Economic Development strategy to attract or retain businesses: Special zoning districts

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Development conditions | Business conditions
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Spring 2009Q11aAre any of the following sectors a focus of your jurisdiction's current Economic Development efforts: Retail

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Development strategies | Business conditions
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Spring 2009Q11bAre any of the following sectors a focus of your jurisdiction's current Economic Development efforts: Manufacturing

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Development strategies | Business conditions
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Spring 2009Q11cAre any of the following sectors a focus of your jurisdiction's current Economic Development efforts: Small business

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Development strategies | Business conditions
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Spring 2009Q11dAre any of the following sectors a focus of your jurisdiction's current Economic Development efforts: Finance

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Development strategies | Business conditions
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Spring 2009Q11eAre any of the following sectors a focus of your jurisdiction's current Economic Development efforts: Arts/Culture (other than the film industry)

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Development strategies | Business conditions
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Spring 2009Q11fAre any of the following sectors a focus of your jurisdiction's current Economic Development efforts: Film Industry

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Development strategies | Business conditions
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Spring 2009Q11gAre any of the following sectors a focus of your jurisdiction's current Economic Development efforts: Tourism/hospitality

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Development strategies | Business conditions
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Spring 2009Q11hAre any of the following sectors a focus of your jurisdiction's current Economic Development efforts: Education

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Development strategies | Education | Business conditions
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Spring 2009Q11iAre any of the following sectors a focus of your jurisdiction's current Economic Development efforts: Health care

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Development strategies | Business conditions
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Spring 2009Q11jAre any of the following sectors a focus of your jurisdiction's current Economic Development efforts: Life sciences

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Development strategies | Business conditions
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Spring 2009Q11kAre any of the following sectors a focus of your jurisdiction's current Economic Development efforts: Energy

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Development strategies | Business conditions
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Spring 2009Q11lAre any of the following sectors a focus of your jurisdiction's current Economic Development efforts: Forestry and agriculture

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Development strategies | Business conditions
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Spring 2009Q11mAre any of the following sectors a focus of your jurisdiction's current Economic Development efforts: Technology/telecommunications

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Development strategies | Business conditions
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Spring 2009Q11nAre any of the following sectors a focus of your jurisdiction's current Economic Development efforts: Warehousing/distribution

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Development strategies | Business conditions
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Spring 2009Q12Is your unit of government currently engaged in any placemaking programs or projects for Economic Development purposes?

Major Tags: Economic Development | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Development strategies | Community development | Placemaking
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Spring 2009Q14Regardless of whether you have any placemaking projects underway, how confident are you that placemaking can be an effective Economic Development strategy for your jurisdiction?

Major Tags: Economic Development | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Development strategies | Community development | Placemaking
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Spring 2009Q15aWhat types of external assistance or resources would be most valuable to help your jurisdiction improve its Economic Development capabilities: Financing

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Development strategies
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Spring 2009Q15bWhat types of external assistance or resources would be most valuable to help your jurisdiction improve its Economic Development capabilities: Information about Economic Development best practices

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Development strategies
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Spring 2009Q15cWhat types of external assistance or resources would be most valuable to help your jurisdiction improve its Economic Development capabilities: Assistance in assessing community assets/opportunities for Economic Development

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Development strategies
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Spring 2009Q15dWhat types of external assistance or resources would be most valuable to help your jurisdiction improve its Economic Development capabilities: Strategic planning assistance

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Development strategies
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Spring 2009Q15eWhat types of external assistance or resources would be most valuable to help your jurisdiction improve its Economic Development capabilities: Information about state, federal, or private grants

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Development strategies
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Spring 2009Q15fWhat types of external assistance or resources would be most valuable to help your jurisdiction improve its Economic Development capabilities: Grant writing assistance

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Development strategies
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Spring 2009Q15gWhat types of external assistance or resources would be most valuable to help your jurisdiction improve its Economic Development capabilities: Assistance in improving the capacity of local Economic Development organization(s)

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Development strategies
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Spring 2009Q15hWhat types of external assistance or resources would be most valuable to help your jurisdiction improve its Economic Development capabilities: None

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Development strategies
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Spring 2009Q20gIs your jurisdiction currently involved in any of the following types of intergovernmental or regional efforts: Economic Development

Major Tags: Governmental Relations | Economic Development
Related Topics: Intergovernmental cooperation | Level of collaboration
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Spring 2009Q25Thinking about the Federal Stimulus Package, how informed do you feel you have been about the opportunities available to your jurisdiction through the Stimulus Package?

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Development funding | Finances | Federal stimulus package
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Spring 2009Q26Some Stimulus Package funding has already been allocated and/or distributed, while funding decisions for other projects are still pending. Overall, considering the number and total cost of all of your requested projects, please estimate the portion of the total requested stimulus funding that has been approved for your jurisdiction so far.

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Development funding | Finances | Federal stimulus package
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Spring 2009Q27In your opinion, what portion of the projects for which your unit of government requested Federal Stimulus Package funding would you have undertaken anyway, even without the possibility of Stimulus funding?

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Development funding | Finances | Federal stimulus package
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Spring 2009Q28Overall, do you think the Stimulus Package will significantly help improve the economic conditions in your community?

Major Tags: Economic Development
Related Topics: Development funding | Finances | Federal stimulus package
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