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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, the cost of housing is seen as a barrier to local economic development efforts in 21% of the state's jurisdictions. Cost of housing is reported as an asset in 42% of these local jurisdictions.

MPPS, Spring 2009






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According to local government leaders, the most widely cited barrier to economic development efforts by Michigan's counties, cities and villages is a lack of capital and funding. This category was a close second for township officials, who most frequently cited a lack of major employers in their regions.

MPPS, Spring 2009



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