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What Else Could Go Into Amazon's Headquarters Decision?

Mary Fredendall — November 09, 2017

The Process

The corporate site selection process is highly complex and customizable, yet several factors dominate every decision as examined here through examining the process as a whole and specifically though evaluating Amazon as a case study as it evaluates sites for...

Michigan's Policy Insiders Take Softer Stance On Immigration Than U.S. Public

Emily Krupp and Simon Schuster — November 02, 2017

There have always been differences in the opinions Americans and those work in and around government view certain policies. But for a wedge issue like immigration, Michigan policy insiders' views are strikingly different from the public's.

In both polls, immigration policy preferences...

State of the State Podcast

State of the State Podcast: Tax Cuts, Detroit's Bid for Amazon and a Part-Time Legislature

State of the State is IPPSR's policy-based podcast. Recorded monthly and available here, on IPPSR's SoundCloud channel and through the MSUToday podcast on over-the-air radio and internet broadcasters from East Lansing to the world.

Your Chances at Success in Michigan Depend On Where You're Born

Silas Olson — October 24, 2017

Not all childhoods in Michigan are created equal. A child who grows up in Genesee County will be $5,100 behind the national average income by age 20. Just to the south, in Oakland County, 20-year-olds will be making nearly $5,000 more on average.

It’s a stark contrast, but elsewhere the...

Independent Streams (Week of October 16)

Abbey Frazier — October 20, 2017


Michigan Policy Insiders Believe the next Governor will be a Democrat

Simon Schuster — October 17, 2017

Results from the third round of the Michigan Policy Insiders Panel (MPIP), conducted in March, indicates Michigan's insiders largely believe Michigan's next governor will be a Democrat.

Nearly 74% of the 374 insiders who responded predicted a Democrat will hold the state's highest office...

In Other Words (Week of October 9)

Abbey Frazier — October 13, 2017

On the Left

Donald Trump’s Speech to the UN General Assembly In Context

Zuhaib Mahmood — October 12, 2017

President Donald Trump’s speech at the United Nations General Assembly on Sept. 19, 2017, attracted much...

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