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

Random Factoid

The use of tax abatements is the most common economic development strategy employed by Michigan's cities and villages. 75% of cities and 43% of villages provide tax abatements to attract or retain jobs. The next most common strategies are use of economic development agencies and partnering with other local governments.

MPPS, Spring 2009






Box Widget

Did you know?
While 54% of Michigan local governments report increased infrastructure needs in 2009, given tight finances only 28% expect to increase spending on infrastructure in 2010.

MPPS, Spring 2009



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