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

Random Factoid

In response to falling revenues in 2010, more of Michigan's local governments expect to increase their use of "rainy day" balances than expect to either increase property tax rates or increase their amount of debt.

MPPS, Spring 2009






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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



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