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Examining the Drivers of Sprawl in Michigan

Good Jobs First

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Building Organized Communities
  • Grant Amount $10,000
  • Grant Period November 1, 2004–December 31, 2006
  • Location Washington, DC, United States
  • Geographic Focus Michigan

About this grant

While Michigan is one of the most aggressive states in the use of economic development incentives to attract and retain jobs, the state has simultaneously suffered from many economic development challenges. These include very high infrastructure costs due in part to sprawl and inefficient land use. Good Jobs First has undertaken this study to examine the outcomes of Michigan’s economic development incentive programs and determine if modifications in their use could lead to better land use as well as improved results for employers, workers and communities. This grant increase will support a more extensive and wider dissemination of the research products.