n the 1950s and 1960s, Michigan was an economic powerhouse. Over the last several decades, however, manufacturing has claimed an ever- smaller share of the U.S. economy; Michigan has steadily lost ground. Michigan's industrial power created a set of ...
attitudes that hundreds of thousands of Michigan people have a sense that, 'I don't need college, I'm going to get one of those factory jobs....that is a dream that is shrinking, shrinking, shrinking. One of the biggest challenges facing the Michigan economy is we're sort of behind the curve in the attitude toward the skills levels that we'll have to have.
Ballard provides a detailed analysis of Michigan s current economic difficulties, with transportation, land use, environment, education, and finance as critical policy issues.
Table of Contents: Acknowledgments Introduction Chapter 1. An Overview of the Michigan Economy Chapter 2. MichiganÂ¿s Human Resources Chapter 3. MichiganÂ¿s Physical Resources: Transportation, Land, and Environment Chapter 4. Other Budget- Related Issues and Policies in Michigan Chapter 5. The Tax System in Michigan Chapter 6. What Will MichiganÂ¿s Economy Be Like in 2025?
Number of pages: 196
Date of publication: 01/08/2006
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