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Ann Arbor's Cool Cities Task Force Blog: Why "Cool Cities"?

March 11, 2004

Why "Cool Cities"?

AP: "Census: Residents Moving Out Of Michigan In Droves
Governor Hopes For Change By Pushing Cool Cities Initiative

Many Michigan residents are opting for what they see as greener pastures elsewhere. And that's bad news for state officials trying to attract businesses to Michigan.

A new United States Census report indicates young people are still leaving the state by the thousands.

More than 41,000 people between 15 and 44 years old left Michigan during the past three years, according to the Census Bureau. That's about one person every 40 minutes.

The issue is troubling to experts because Michigan's older population is edging closer to retirement.

Gov. Jennifer Granholm has been pushing her Cool Cities Initiative to find ways to encourage young people to live, work and shop in Michigan cities."

> See this story on the Channel 4 website

Posted by robg3 at March 11, 2004 01:29 PM