Michigan’s economic development expenditures per capita ranked 25th in the nation in 2017, and exceeded both the “Top Ten” and peer state averages.  

What It Is: State and local government expenditures on economic development programs and incentives (2017 dollars), divided by population.               

Why It Matters: This measure indicates the total scale of public spending on economic development programs and incentives in a state. Well-targeted incentives can attract businesses and increase employment in a state.

Economic Development Expenditures Trends

Economic Development Expenditures Standings

Source: Council for Community and Economic Research (State Economic Development Expenditures Database), U.S. Census Bureau (Population Estimates)