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Fall 2017Q2aDoes your jurisdiction currently have a Master Plan that addresses land use?

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: Land use planning
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Fall 2017Q2bDoes your county currently have a Master Plan that addresses land use?

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: Land use planning
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Fall 2017Q3Master Plans must be reviewed every five years, and updates to the Plan are required when the review deems it necessary. To the best of your knowledge, approximately when was the last time the Master Plan for your jurisdiction was updated?

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: Land use planning
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Fall 2017Q4aWhether or not the Master Plan for your jurisdiction has been updated recently, which of the following problems, if any, has your jurisdiction experienced - or would you expect it to experience - when updating its Master Plan? (check all that apply) No problems experienced or expected with updating the Master Plan

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: Land use planning
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Fall 2017Q4bWhether or not the Master Plan for your jurisdiction has been updated recently, which of the following problems, if any, has your jurisdiction experienced - or would you expect it to experience - when updating its Master Plan? (check all that apply) Insufficient expertise among staff or planning commissioners

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: Land use planning
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Fall 2017Q4cWhether or not the Master Plan for your jurisdiction has been updated recently, which of the following problems, if any, has your jurisdiction experienced - or would you expect it to experience - when updating its Master Plan? (check all that apply) Insufficient staff time

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: Land use planning
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Fall 2017Q4dWhether or not the Master Plan for your jurisdiction has been updated recently, which of the following problems, if any, has your jurisdiction experienced - or would you expect it to experience - when updating its Master Plan? (check all that apply) Lack of funds

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: Land use planning
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Fall 2017Q4eWhether or not the Master Plan for your jurisdiction has been updated recently, which of the following problems, if any, has your jurisdiction experienced - or would you expect it to experience - when updating its Master Plan? (check all that apply) Conflict within the community

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: Land use planning | Trust in citizens
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Fall 2017Q4fWhether or not the Master Plan for your jurisdiction has been updated recently, which of the following problems, if any, has your jurisdiction experienced - or would you expect it to experience - when updating its Master Plan? (check all that apply) Conflict among the members of your jurisdiction's government (Planning Commission, Board/Council, etc.)

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: Land use planning
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Fall 2017Q5For some local governments, the Master Plan aims to preserve the current character of the community into the future. In other jurisdictions, the Master Plan envisions a future significantly different than the status quo. Thinking about the Master Plan for your jurisdiction, would you say it aims to?

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: Development strategies | Land use planning
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Fall 2017Q6aDoes your jurisdiction have particular staff members or elected officials who regularly "champion" or advocate for implementing the current Master Plan?

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: Land use planning
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Fall 2017Q6bDoes your jurisdiction have particular staff members or elected officials who regularly "champion" or advocate for updating the Master Plan?

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: Land use planning
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Fall 2017Q7Does your jurisdiction currently have a formal Capital Improvements Plan/Program (CIP) for infrastructure, facilities, equipment, etc.?

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: Land use planning
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Fall 2017Q8To what extent does your jurisdiction's Capital Improvements Plan/Program (CIP) prioritize projects based on whether they support the Master Plan for your jurisdiction?

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: Land use planning
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Fall 2017Q9aNow we're interested in the potential benefits of land use planning. To what extent do you agree or disagree that having a Master Plan helps the jurisdiction to make wise decisions (e.g., infrastructure investments, land use allocations)?

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: Development strategies | Land use planning
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Fall 2017Q9bNow we're interested in the potential benefits of land use planning. To what extent do you agree or disagree that having a Master Plan aids the jurisdiction 's economic growth?

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: Development strategies | Land use planning
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Fall 2017Q9cNow we're interested in the potential benefits of land use planning. To what extent do you agree or disagree that having a Master Plan protects or enhances the value of individuals ' property investments?

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: Development strategies | Land use planning
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Fall 2017Q9dNow we're interested in the potential benefits of land use planning. To what extent do you agree or disagree that having a Master Plan helps build community enthusiasm or a sense of place?

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: Development strategies | Land use planning
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Fall 2017Q9eNow we're interested in the potential benefits of land use planning. To what extent do you agree or disagree that having a Master Plan provides the jurisdiction legal protection against zoning or development lawsuits?

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: Development strategies | Land use planning | Zoning
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Fall 2017Q9fNow we're interested in the potential benefits of land use planning. To what extent do you agree or disagree that having a Master Plan provides officials with political protection against complaints about zoning decisions?

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: Development strategies | Land use planning | Zoning
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Fall 2017Q10When considering the rezoning of properties, some local governments strictly adhere to their Master Plan, others use it just for general guiding principles, and yet other jurisdictions rarely consult it at all. Thinking about the way your jurisdiction usually uses its Master Plan in rezoning decisions, which of the following best describes your approach?

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: Land use planning | Zoning
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Fall 2017Q11aWhat actions does your jurisdiction usually take to keep the zoning ordinance aligned with the Master Plan? (check all that apply) We preemptively rezone to keep aligned with the Master Plan's future land use map

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: Land use planning | Zoning
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Fall 2017Q11bWhat actions does your jurisdiction usually take to keep the zoning ordinance aligned with the Master Plan? (check all that apply) We ensure applicant-led rezoning requests follow the Master Plan's future land use map

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: Land use planning | Zoning
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Fall 2017Q11cWhat actions does your jurisdiction usually take to keep the zoning ordinance aligned with the Master Plan? (check all that apply) We consult the Master Plan goals and objectives when making zoning decisions (e.g., rezoning, zoning ordinance text amendments)

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: Land use planning | Zoning
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Fall 2017Q11dWhat actions does your jurisdiction usually take to keep the zoning ordinance aligned with the Master Plan? (check all that apply) Don't know

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: Land use planning | Zoning
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Fall 2017Q11eWhat actions does your jurisdiction usually take to keep the zoning ordinance aligned with the Master Plan? (check all that apply) Other

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: Land use planning | Zoning
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Fall 2017Q12aWhich of the following, if any, are reasons why your jurisdiction may not strictly adhere to its Master Plan when making rezoning decisions? (check all that apply) It is too complicated to align our zoning ordinance with the Master Plan

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: Land use planning | Zoning
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Fall 2017Q12bWhich of the following, if any, are reasons why your jurisdiction may not strictly adhere to its Master Plan when making rezoning decisions? (check all that apply) Our Master Plan wasn't intended to be a blueprint for zoning

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: Land use planning | Zoning
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Fall 2017Q12cWhich of the following, if any, are reasons why your jurisdiction may not strictly adhere to its Master Plan when making rezoning decisions? (check all that apply) Some parts of the Master Plan are out-of-date

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: Land use planning | Zoning
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Fall 2017Q12dWhich of the following, if any, are reasons why your jurisdiction may not strictly adhere to its Master Plan when making rezoning decisions? (check all that apply) Some parts of the Master Plan are in conflict with other parts of the Master Plan

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: Land use planning | Zoning
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Fall 2017Q12eWhich of the following, if any, are reasons why your jurisdiction may not strictly adhere to its Master Plan when making rezoning decisions? (check all that apply) There isn't community consensus on some elements of the Master Plan

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: Land use planning | Zoning
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Fall 2017Q12fWhich of the following, if any, are reasons why your jurisdiction may not strictly adhere to its Master Plan when making rezoning decisions? (check all that apply) The time horizon for the Master Plan is too long to translate into our zoning ordinance

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: Land use planning | Zoning
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Fall 2017Q13aRegardless of whether your jurisdiction does its own zoning or relies on the county or a joint authority, how often would you say the following things occur regarding properties in your jurisdiction? Public hearings for zoning actions (rezoning requests, site plan review, special use permits, etc.)

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: Land use planning | Zoning
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Fall 2017Q13bRegardless of whether your jurisdiction does its own zoning or relies on the county or a joint authority, how often would you say the following things occur regarding properties in your jurisdiction? Controversies related to those zoning actions

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: Land use planning | Zoning
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Fall 2017Q14Are there any full- or part-time planning employees on your jurisdiction's own staff?

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development | Workforce
Related Topics: Land use planning
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Fall 2017Q15aIf your jurisdiction makes any use of external planners (i.e., contracted consultants and/or personnel from other jurisdictions), what is the nature of the relationship(s)? (check all that apply) We don't use any external consultants for planning or zoning

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development | Workforce
Related Topics: Land use planning
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Fall 2017Q15bIf your jurisdiction makes any use of external planners (i.e., contracted consultants and/or personnel from other jurisdictions), what is the nature of the relationship(s)? (check all that apply) We keep external planners on long-term retainer

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development | Workforce
Related Topics: Land use planning
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Fall 2017Q15cIf your jurisdiction makes any use of external planners (i.e., contracted consultants and/or personnel from other jurisdictions), what is the nature of the relationship(s)? (check all that apply) We make use of external planners for intermittent planning or zoning projects

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development | Workforce
Related Topics: Land use planning
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Fall 2017Q15dIf your jurisdiction makes any use of external planners (i.e., contracted consultants and/or personnel from other jurisdictions), what is the nature of the relationship(s)? (check all that apply) We make use of external planners to review complex site plans

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development | Workforce
Related Topics: Land use planning
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Fall 2017Q16Thinking overall about your jurisdiction's planning and zoning needs today, does your jurisdiction have too much, too little, or about the right amount of staff capacity (i.e., internal staff and/or external consultants)?

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development | Workforce
Related Topics: Land use planning
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Fall 2017Q17How does your jurisdiction's current staff capacity for planning and zoning compare to 10 years ago (before the Great Recession)?

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: Land use planning
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Fall 2017Q18aThinking 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: Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: Land use planning
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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: Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: 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: Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: 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: Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: 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: Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: 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: Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: 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: Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: 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: Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: 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: Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: 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: Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: 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: Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: 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: Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: Land use planning | K12 education
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Fall 2017Q19aOverall, how satisfied would you say the following groups or individuals are with your jurisdiction's current approach to planning and zoning? The majority of your jurisdiction's Board/Council

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: Land use planning
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Fall 2017Q19bOverall, how satisfied would you say the following groups or individuals are with your jurisdiction's current approach to planning and zoning? The majority of your jurisdiction's citizens

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: Land use planning
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Fall 2017Q19cOverall, how satisfied would you say the following groups or individuals are with your jurisdiction's current approach to planning and zoning? The majority of your jurisdiction's business community (including agriculture or forestry, if applicable)

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: Land use planning
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Fall 2017Q19dOverall, how satisfied would you say the following groups or individuals are with your jurisdiction's current approach to planning and zoning? You in your role as a local official

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: Land use planning
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Fall 2017Q20aTo what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements about your jurisdiction's decision not to develop a Master Plan that addresses land use? Our governing board feels there is no need for land use planning in our jurisdiction.

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: Land use planning
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Fall 2017Q20bTo what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements about your jurisdiction's decision not to develop a Master Plan that addresses land use? Our governing board believes it is not the government's place to tell landowners how to use their property.

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: Land use planning
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Fall 2017Q20cTo what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements about your jurisdiction's decision not to develop a Master Plan that addresses land use? Developing a Master Plan is too expensive for our jurisdiction.

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: Land use planning
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Fall 2017Q20dTo what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements about your jurisdiction's decision not to develop a Master Plan that addresses land use? Developing a Master Plan is too time-consuming for our jurisdiction.

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: Land use planning
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Fall 2017Q20eTo what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements about your jurisdiction's decision not to develop a Master Plan that addresses land use? Our jurisdiction lacks the necessary expertise to develop a Master Plan.

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: Land use planning
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Fall 2017Q20fTo what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements about your jurisdiction's decision not to develop a Master Plan that addresses land use? Our jurisdiction lacks sufficient volunteers for a local planning commission.

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development | Citizen Engagement
Related Topics: Land use planning | Trust in citizens
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Fall 2017Q20gTo what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements about your jurisdiction's decision not to develop a Master Plan that addresses land use? Our governing board feels it should be up to a higher level of government (i.e., the County or the State) to set land use policies.

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: State mandates and preemption | Land use planning
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Fall 2017Q21Looking ahead, how likely is it that your jurisdiction will adopt a Master Plan that addresses land use in the next few years?

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: Land use planning
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Fall 2017Q22In your opinion, has your jurisdiction experienced any significant problems because it does not have a Master Plan?

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: Land use planning
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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: Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: 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: Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: Housing | Land use planning
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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: Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: 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: Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: 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: Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: 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: Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: 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: Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: 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: Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: Land use planning
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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: Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: Land use planning
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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: Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: Land use planning
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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: Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: 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: Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: Land use planning | K12 education
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Fall 2017Q25aOverall, how satisfied would you say the following groups or individuals are with your jurisdiction's current approach to planning and zoning? The majority of your jurisdiction's Board/Council

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: Land use planning
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Fall 2017Q25bOverall, how satisfied would you say the following groups or individuals are with your jurisdiction's current approach to planning and zoning? The majority of your jurisdiction's citizens

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: Land use planning
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Fall 2017Q25cOverall, how satisfied would you say the following groups or individuals are with your jurisdiction's current approach to planning and zoning? The majority of your jurisdiction's business community (including agriculture or forestry, if applicable)

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: Land use planning
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Fall 2017Q25dOverall, how satisfied would you say the following groups or individuals are with your jurisdiction's current approach to planning and zoning? You in your role as a local official

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: Land use planning
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Fall 2017Q26aThinking about the overall housing supply in your jurisdiction, to what extent would you say your jurisdiction has too much, too little, or the right amount of the following housing options? Single-family housing

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: Housing
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Fall 2017Q26bThinking about the overall housing supply in your jurisdiction, to what extent would you say your jurisdiction has too much, too little, or the right amount of the following housing options? Duplex housing

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: Housing
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Fall 2017Q26cThinking about the overall housing supply in your jurisdiction, to what extent would you say your jurisdiction has too much, too little, or the right amount of the following housing options? Multi-family housing

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: Housing
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Fall 2017Q26dThinking about the overall housing supply in your jurisdiction, to what extent would you say your jurisdiction has too much, too little, or the right amount of the following housing options? Entry-level housing options

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: Housing
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Fall 2017Q26eThinking about the overall housing supply in your jurisdiction, to what extent would you say your jurisdiction has too much, too little, or the right amount of the following housing options? Mid-range housing options

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: Housing
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Fall 2017Q26fThinking about the overall housing supply in your jurisdiction, to what extent would you say your jurisdiction has too much, too little, or the right amount of the following housing options? High-end housing options

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: Housing
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Fall 2017Q27aThinking about the overall housing supply in your jurisdiction, to what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements? Your jurisdiction has housing stock that is out-of-date

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: Housing
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Fall 2017Q27bThinking about the overall housing supply in your jurisdiction, to what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements? Your jurisdiction has housing stock that suffers from blight

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: Housing
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Fall 2017Q27cThinking about the overall housing supply in your jurisdiction, to what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements? Your jurisdiction has sufficient regional construction workforce to meet demand for new/renovated housing.

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: Housing
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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: Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: 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: Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: Housing | Zoning
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Fall 2017Q31aSome people think the State government should take action to address various housing issues, while others disagree. Please indicate which of the following possible State actions, if any, you would support with regards to housing issues. (check all that apply) Encouraging private lenders to increase their project financing

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development | State Government
Related Topics: Housing | State policies
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Fall 2017Q31bSome people think the State government should take action to address various housing issues, while others disagree. Please indicate which of the following possible State actions, if any, you would support with regards to housing issues. (check all that apply) Increasing State funding for project gap financing loans or grants

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development | State Government
Related Topics: Housing | State policies
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Fall 2017Q31cSome people think the State government should take action to address various housing issues, while others disagree. Please indicate which of the following possible State actions, if any, you would support with regards to housing issues. (check all that apply) Leaving short-term rental regulation decisions to the discretion of local governments

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development | State Government
Related Topics: Housing | State policies | State mandates and preemption
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Fall 2017Q31dSome people think the State government should take action to address various housing issues, while others disagree. Please indicate which of the following possible State actions, if any, you would support with regards to housing issues. (check all that apply) Expanding State affordable housing incentives to cover more income groups

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development | State Government
Related Topics: Housing | State policies
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Fall 2017Q31eSome people think the State government should take action to address various housing issues, while others disagree. Please indicate which of the following possible State actions, if any, you would support with regards to housing issues. (check all that apply) Authorizing local governments to adopt inclusionary zoning (i.e., requiring some new developments to designate a portion of units for low/moderate income households)

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development | State Government
Related Topics: Housing | State policies | State mandates and preemption
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Fall 2017Q31fSome people think the State government should take action to address various housing issues, while others disagree. Please indicate which of the following possible State actions, if any, you would support with regards to housing issues. (check all that apply) Recruiting more developers and builders to Michigan

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development | State Government
Related Topics: Housing | State policies
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Fall 2017Q31gSome people think the State government should take action to address various housing issues, while others disagree. Please indicate which of the following possible State actions, if any, you would support with regards to housing issues. (check all that apply) Reinstating historic preservation tax credits

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development | State Government
Related Topics: Housing | State policies
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Fall 2017Q31hSome people think the State government should take action to address various housing issues, while others disagree. Please indicate which of the following possible State actions, if any, you would support with regards to housing issues. (check all that apply) Creating or expanding additional tax credits

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development | State Government
Related Topics: Housing | State policies
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Fall 2017Q31iSome people think the State government should take action to address various housing issues, while others disagree. Please indicate which of the following possible State actions, if any, you would support with regards to housing issues. (check all that apply) None of the above

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development | State Government
Related Topics: Housing | State policies
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Fall 2017Q46Finally, we are interested in learning more about policy issues according to whether communities are rural, urban, or somewhere in between. How would you characterize your jurisdiction?

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: Urbanicity
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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 and Community Development
Related Topics: Finances | Fiscal health | Development conditions | Business conditions
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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 and Community Development | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Development funding | Finances | Development program funding
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Spring 2017Q37Finally, we are interested in learning more about policy issues according to whether communities are rural, urban, or somewhere in between. How would you characterize your jurisdiction?

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: Urbanicity
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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 and Community Development
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 and Community Development
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 and Community Development
Related Topics: Finances | Fiscal health | Development conditions | Business conditions
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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 and Community 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 and Community Development
Related Topics: Service provision | Taxes | Tradeoffs
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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 and Community 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 and Community Development | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Development funding | Finances | Development program funding
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Fall 2014q27In 2010, "Complete Streets" legislation gave project planning and coordination responsibilities to local governments and the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) to develop "roadways planned, designed, and constructed to provide appropriate access to all legal users...whether by car, truck, transit, assistive device, foot or bicycle." How familiar are you with the Complete Streets initiative?

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure | Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: Roads | Transportation | State policies | Complete streets
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Fall 2014q28Which of the following best describes your jurisdiction's approach to Complete Streets policies?

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure | Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: Roads | Transportation | Complete streets
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Fall 2014q29aWhat overall impact, if any, do you believe Complete Streets policies have or would have on each of the following in your jurisdiction: Quality of life

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure | Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: Roads | Transportation | Complete streets
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Fall 2014q29bWhat overall impact, if any, do you believe Complete Streets policies have or would have on each of the following in your jurisdiction: Cost-effectiveness of road spending

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure | Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: Roads | Transportation | Complete streets
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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 | Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: Roads | Transportation | Complete streets
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Fall 2014q29dWhat overall impact, if any, do you believe Complete Streets policies have or would have on each of the following in your jurisdiction: Traffic congestion

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure | Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: Roads | Transportation | Complete streets
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Fall 2014q29eWhat overall impact, if any, do you believe Complete Streets policies have or would have on each of the following in your jurisdiction: Pedestrian and/or cyclist safety

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure | Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: Roads | Transportation | Complete streets
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Fall 2014q29fWhat overall impact, if any, do you believe Complete Streets policies have or would have on each of the following in your jurisdiction: Your jurisdiction's relationship with the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT)

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure | Economic Development and Community Development | State Government
Related Topics: Roads | Complete streets
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Fall 2014q30Overall, would you say that, in your role as a local official, you support or oppose pursuing Complete Streets policies in your jurisdiction?

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure | Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: Development strategies | Roads | Transportation | Complete streets
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Fall* 2014Q13In 2010, "Complete Streets" legislation gave project planning and coordination responsibilities to local governments and the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) to develop "roadways planned, designed, and constructed to provide appropriate access to all legal users...whether by car, truck, transit, assistive device, foot or bicycle." How familiar are you with the Complete Streets initiative? [*Note: These data are from the Fall 2014 supplemental survey]

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure | Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: Roads | Transportation | State policies | Complete streets
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Fall* 2014Q14Which of the following best describes your county's approach to Complete Streets policies? [*Note: These data are from the Fall 2014 supplemental survey]

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure | Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: Roads | Transportation | Complete streets
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Fall* 2014Q15aWhat overall impact, if any, do you believe Complete Streets policies have or would have on each of the following in your county: Quality of life [*Note: These data are from the Fall 2014 supplemental survey]

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure | Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: Roads | Transportation | Complete streets
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Fall* 2014Q15bWhat overall impact, if any, do you believe Complete Streets policies have or would have on each of the following in your county: Cost-effectiveness of road spending [*Note: These data are from the Fall 2014 supplemental survey]

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure | Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: Roads | Transportation | Complete streets
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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 | Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: Roads | Transportation | Complete streets
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Fall* 2014Q15dWhat overall impact, if any, do you believe Complete Streets policies have or would have on each of the following in your county: Traffic congestion [*Note: These data are from the Fall 2014 supplemental survey]

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure | Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: Roads | Transportation | Complete streets
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Fall* 2014Q15eWhat overall impact, if any, do you believe Complete Streets policies have or would have on each of the following in your county: Pedestrian and/or cyclist safety [*Note: These data are from the Fall 2014 supplemental survey]

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure | Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: Roads | Transportation | Complete streets
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Fall* 2014Q15fWhat overall impact, if any, do you believe Complete Streets policies have or would have on each of the following in your county: Your county road commission's/road department's relationship with the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) [*Note: These data are from the Fall 2014 supplemental survey]

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure | Economic Development and Community Development | State Government
Related Topics: Roads | Complete streets
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Fall* 2014Q16Overall, would you say that, in your role as a county road commission/road department official, you support or oppose pursuing Complete Streets policies in your county? [*Note: These data are from the Fall 2014 supplemental survey]

Major Tags: Services | Infrastructure | Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: Development strategies | Roads | Transportation | 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 and Community 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 and Community Development | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Development funding | Finances | Development program funding
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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 and Community 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 and Community 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 and Community 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 and Community 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 and Community Development
Related Topics: Workforce policies | Business Conditions | Right to work
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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 and Community Development
Related Topics: Development strategies | 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 and Community Development
Related Topics: Development strategies | 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 and Community Development
Related Topics: Development strategies | 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 and Community Development
Related Topics: Development strategies | 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 and Community Development
Related Topics: Development strategies | 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 and Community Development | Services
Related Topics: Development strategies | 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 and Community Development
Related Topics: Development strategies | 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 and Community Development
Related Topics: Development strategies | 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 and Community Development
Related Topics: Development strategies | 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 and Community Development
Related Topics: Development strategies | 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 and Community Development | Services
Related Topics: Development strategies | 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 and Community Development
Related Topics: Development strategies | 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 and Community Development
Related Topics: Development strategies | 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 and Community Development
Related Topics: Development strategies | 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 and Community Development
Related Topics: Development strategies | 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 and Community Development
Related Topics: Development strategies | 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 and Community Development
Related Topics: Development strategies | 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 and Community Development
Related Topics: Development strategies | 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 and Community Development
Related Topics: Development strategies | 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 and Community Development | Services
Related Topics: Development strategies | 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 and Community Development
Related Topics: Development strategies | 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 and Community Development
Related Topics: Development strategies | 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 and Community Development
Related Topics: Development strategies | 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 and Community Development
Related Topics: Development strategies | 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 and Community Development | Services
Related Topics: Development strategies | 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 and Community Development
Related Topics: Development strategies | 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 and Community Development
Related Topics: Development strategies | 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 and Community Development
Related Topics: Development strategies | 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 and Community Development
Related Topics: Development strategies | 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 and Community Development
Related Topics: Development strategies | 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 and Community Development
Related Topics: Development strategies | 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 and Community 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 and Community 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 and Community 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 and Community Development
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 and Community Development
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 and Community 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 and Community 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 and Community 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 and Community 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 and Community 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 and Community 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 and Community 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 and Community 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 and Community 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 and Community 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 and Community Development
Related Topics: Development strategies | 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 and Community 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 and Community 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 and Community Development
Related Topics: Service provision | Taxes | Tradeoffs
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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 and Community 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 and Community Development | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Development funding | Finances | Development program funding
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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 and Community 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 and Community 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 and Community Development | Finance Budget and Operations | 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 and Community Development | Finance Budget and Operations | Federal Government
Related Topics: Development funding | Finances | Federal stimulus package
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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 and Community Development | Intergovernmental Cooperation | Services
Related Topics: Service provision | 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 and Community 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: Economic Development and Community Development | Finance Budget and Operations
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 and Community 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 and Community 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 and Community 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 and Community Development
Related Topics: Development strategies | Economic gardening | Business conditions
see tables
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 and Community Development
Related Topics: Development strategies | Economic gardening | Business conditions
see tables
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 and Community Development
Related Topics: Development strategies | Economic gardening | Business conditions | Technology
see tables
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 and Community Development
Related Topics: Development strategies | Economic gardening
see tables
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 and Community Development
Related Topics: Development strategies | Economic gardening
see tables
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 and Community Development
Related Topics: Development strategies | Economic gardening
see tables
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 and Community Development
Related Topics: Development strategies | Economic gardening
see tables
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 and Community Development
Related Topics: Development strategies | Economic gardening
see tables
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 and Community Development | Finance Budget and Operations | Federal Government
Related Topics: Development funding | Finances | Federal stimulus package
see tables
Spring 2010Q39How much do you believe Recovery Act funding will improve economic conditions in your community in the long term?

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development | Finance Budget and Operations | Federal Government
Related Topics: Development funding | Finances | Federal stimulus package
see tables
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 and Community Development | Federal Government
Related Topics: Development funding | Finances | Federal stimulus package
see tables
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 and Community Development | Federal Government
Related Topics: Development funding | Finances | Federal stimulus package
see tables
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 and Community Development
Related Topics: Human capital | Workforce development
see tables
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 and Community 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 and Community Development
Related Topics: Human capital | Workforce development
see tables
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 and Community 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 and Community Development
Related Topics: Human capital | Workforce development
see tables
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 and Community Development
Related Topics: Human capital | Workforce development
see tables
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 and Community 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 and Community Development
Related Topics: Human capital | Workforce development
see tables
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 and Community Development
Related Topics: Human capital | Workforce development
see tables
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 and Community Development
Related Topics: Human capital | Workforce development
see tables
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 and Community Development
Related Topics: Human capital | Workforce development
see tables
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 and Community Development
Related Topics: Human capital | Workforce development
see tables
Fall 2009Q13Does your local government play any formal role in workforce development efforts?

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

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

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

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: Human capital | Workforce development
see tables
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 and Community Development
Related Topics: Human capital | Workforce development
see tables
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 and Community Development
Related Topics: Human capital | Workforce development
see tables
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 and Community Development
Related Topics: Finances | Fiscal health | Development conditions | Business conditions
see tables
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 and Community Development | Finance Budget and Operations | Federal Government
Related Topics: Development funding | Finances | Federal stimulus package
see tables
Fall 2009Q35Has your jurisdiction applied for other funding through Recovery Act competitive grant programs?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development | Finance Budget and Operations | Federal Government
Related Topics: Development funding | Finances | Federal stimulus package
see tables
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 and Community Development | Federal Government
Related Topics: Development funding | Finances | Federal stimulus package
see tables
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 and Community Development | Federal Government
Related Topics: Development funding | Finances | Federal stimulus package
see tables
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 and Community Development
Related Topics: Finances | Fiscal health | Development conditions | Business conditions
see tables
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 and Community Development | Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Development funding | Finances | Development program funding
see tables
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 and Community Development
Related Topics: Development conditions
see tables
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 and Community Development
Related Topics: Development conditions
see tables
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 and Community Development
Related Topics: Development conditions
see tables
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 and Community Development
Related Topics: Development conditions | Infrastructure conditions | Technology
see tables
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 and Community Development | Infrastructure
Related Topics: Development conditions | Infrastructure conditions | Roads | Water
see tables
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 and Community Development
Related Topics: Development conditions
see tables
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 and Community Development
Related Topics: Development conditions
see tables
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 and Community 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 and Community 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 and Community Development
Related Topics: Development conditions
see tables
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 and Community Development
Related Topics: Development conditions
see tables
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 and Community Development
Related Topics: Development conditions
see tables
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 and Community Development
Related Topics: Development conditions
see tables
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 and Community Development
Related Topics: Development conditions
see tables
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 and Community Development
Related Topics: Development conditions
see tables
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 and Community Development
Related Topics: Development conditions
see tables
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 and Community Development
Related Topics: Development conditions
see tables
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 and Community Development
Related Topics: Development conditions | K12 education
see tables
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 and Community Development
Related Topics: Development conditions | Human capital
see tables
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 and Community Development
Related Topics: Development conditions
see tables
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 and Community Development
Related Topics: Development conditions
see tables
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 and Community Development
Related Topics: Development conditions
see tables
Spring 2009Q10aDoes your jurisdiction use the following economic development strategy to attract or retain businesses: Local or regional business incubator

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: Development strategies | 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 and Community Development
Related Topics: Development strategies | Placemaking
see tables
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 and Community Development
Related Topics: Development strategies
see tables
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 and Community Development
Related Topics: Development strategies
see tables
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 and Community Development
Related Topics: Development strategies
see tables
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 and Community Development
Related Topics: Development strategies
see tables
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 and Community Development
Related Topics: Development strategies
see tables
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 and Community 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 and Community Development
Related Topics: Development strategies
see tables
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 and Community Development
Related Topics: Development strategies
see tables
Spring 2009Q20gIs your jurisdiction currently involved in any of the following types of intergovernmental or regional efforts: Economic development

Major Tags: Intergovernmental Cooperation | Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: 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 and Community Development | Finance Budget and Operations | Federal Government
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 and Community Development | Finance Budget and Operations | Federal Government
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 and Community Development | Finance Budget and Operations | Federal Government
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 and Community Development | Finance Budget and Operations | Federal Government
Related Topics: Development funding | Finances | Federal stimulus package
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