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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 in Michigan, the most widely cited business sector targeted for development by local governments is the small business sector. This finding holds true from the state's smallest jurisdictions to its largest. Other sectors most commonly targeted include manufacturing and retail.

MPPS, Spring 2009






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Did you know?
In response to severe fiscal challenges, workforce layoffs are predicted by many Michigan local governments during 2010, including 39% of counties, 25% of cities, 15% of villages and 6% of townships (many of these smaller units tend to have very few employees to begin with).

MPPS, Spring 2009



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