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

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According to local government leaders, environmental regulations are a barrier to economic development efforts in 39% of Michigan's communities, while they are an economic development asset in 9%.

MPPS, Spring 2009






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

MPPS, Spring 2009



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