Tag Archives: Economics of Place

Flint Water- for every action there is a reaction

Many outsiders look at the situation in Flint, Michigan with bewilderment. They ask, how can an American city essentially poison its own citizens with lead laced water? What kind of process leads to this type of outcome? First, let’s track … Continue reading

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Increasing Home Ownership by Combating the ‘Appraisal Gap’ in Detroit

The appraisal gap is a problem in cities like Detroit. The effects of years of economic decline and depopulation continue to wreak havoc on the real estate market, despite hot markets in several neighborhoods in the city. So the gap … Continue reading

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Financial struggles in cities- it’s not always what you think

An article on the state of Michigan’s role in the struggling finances of cities penned by my colleague Tony Minghine is earning some increased play on social media because of the travesty in Flint and the governor’s recent budget announcement … Continue reading

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A Young Professional’s Positive Take on Millennials in Michigan

Samantha Audia is young. She is smart. She is ambitious. And… wait for it… she wants to stay in Michigan for the long haul. For a state that has lost thousands of young people to places like Chicago and Portland … Continue reading

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