Infrastructure Among Top Priorities for Residents

Dec 1, 2023

by Liz Gullett

As MLC’s Communications and Social Media Manager, Liz Gullett keeps clients informed and up-to-date on the goings on in Lansing and the Capitol.

Chief Growth Officer Hilary Doe and the Growing Michigan Together team released a report, which compiled feedback from over 11,000 residents. It focuses on the types of challenges communities face, but also what they love most about the state. The feedback will be used to create a population growth strategy.

Key Points:

    • To get feedback, Ms. Doe and her team traveled statewide, hosting more than 70 in-person and virtual events, including colleges and universities, and speaking at 26 conferences.
    • When asked about the most pressing issues facing their communities, 30% said improved infrastructure, 13% said better career and education opportunities, and 10% said more accessible and available housing.
    • The top responses from residents on what they love most about living in Michigan include natural beauty, recreation infrastructure, trails, and sports fields, as well as weather and communities.
    • Additionally, the Growing Michigan Together team conducted a national poll of 2,700 people to understand why young people choose a certain location to relocate. 50% responded job or educational opportunities, 27% said proximity to family, and 13% said the cost of living.

Next Steps:

    • The Growing Michigan Together Council will consider the responses as they prepare to submit final growth-oriented policy recommendations to Governor Whitmer in December.

For more information, visit www.growingmichigan.org.

Michigan Legislative Consultants is a bipartisan lobbying firm based in Lansing, Michigan. Our team of lobbyists and procurement specialists provide a wide range of services for some of the most respected companies in America. For more on MLC, visit www.mlcmi.com or connect with us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Recent Posts

Five Things We’re Reading

Five Things We’re Reading

Below are some articles the MLC lobby team has been reading this past week. We hope you find them as interesting and useful as we do. 7 Ways to Weave Mindfulness into Your Workday – If you can’t devote one portion of time in your day to practice mindfulness, you...

Primary Election Overview: 44th District

Primary Election Overview: 44th District

Through the primary election on August 6, we will highlight races for which the primary is the key race due to the voter base. The candidate’s website, professional information, and a sample of known endorsements are listed when available. District Overview The 44th...

Last Week on the MLC Blog

Last Week on the MLC Blog

Over the past week, we covered these topics on the MLC Blog… In the latest in our spotlight series, we highlighted Representative Jim Haadsma, chair of the Labor Committee. Four weeks ahead of Michigan’s primary race, over 1.5 million voters have requested an absentee...

Looking for older articles?

We’ve recently made improvements to our blog to provide a better user experience. If you’re searching for older posts, click here to search our archive.

Michigan Legislative Consultants
110 W. Michigan Avenue
Suite 500
Lansing, MI 48933
517.372.2560
517.372.0130 fax

1001 Woodward Avenue
Suite 500
Detroit, MI 48226

MLC is proud to be the Michigan member of NASL