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

Random Factoid

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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Did you know?
Most local government leaders in Michigan foresee bad times financially for their communities during 2010. The situation gets worse as the community size increases: 72% of officials from Michigan's largest jurisdictions see bad times ahead, compared with 50% from the state's smallest communities.

MPPS, Spring 2009



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