Michigan Local Governments Increasingly Pursue Placemaking for Economic Development

12 Pages Posted: 24 Jan 2014

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Thomas M. Ivacko

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

Debra Horner

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

Date Written: January 22, 2014

Abstract

This report presents Michigan local government leaders’ opinions regarding the community and economic development strategy known as placemaking, and its use by Michigan jurisdictions. By engaging in placemaking, policymakers attempt to capitalize on local assets in order to create appealing and unique places where people want to live, work, and play. When used for economic development, placemaking seeks to help a community attract and retain talented workers and the businesses that seek them. The findings in this report are based on statewide surveys of local government leaders in the Spring 2013 and Spring 2009 waves of the Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS).

Keywords: economic development, local government, placemaking

Suggested Citation

Ivacko, Thomas M. and Horner, Debra, Michigan Local Governments Increasingly Pursue Placemaking for Economic Development (January 22, 2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2383389 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2383389

Thomas M. Ivacko (Contact Author)

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy ( email )

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Ann Arbor, MI 48109
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Debra Horner

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy ( email )

735 South State Street, Weill Hall
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
United States

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