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

Random Factoid

Although Michigan's state level economic development efforts have focused a great deal on energy, life sciences and the film industry, relatively few Michigan local governments target these sectors. Only 13% of local jurisdictions target the energy sector, while 6% target the film industry and only 3% focus on life-sciences.

MPPS, Spring 2009






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Did you know?
According to local government leaders, the most frequently cited community asset for economic development efforts by Michigan's cities, villages and townships is the local K-12 education system.

MPPS, Spring 2009



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