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978-0-7391-6662-8 • Hardback • February 2012 • $108.00 • (£83.00)
Laura A. Reese is professor of political science and director of the Global Urban Studies Program (GUSP) at Michigan State University. Gary Sands is associate professor emeritus in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.
Chapter 1 Tax Abatements and Economic Development
Chapter 2 Michigan’s Industrial Facilities Tax Abatement Program
Chapter 3 Tax Abatements and Economic Restructuring
Chapter 4 Determinants of Tax Abatement Policy
Chapter 5 Tax Abatement Outcomes: Statewide Assessment
Chapter 6 Abatements and Metropolitan Health: Detroit and Grand Rapids
Chapter 7 Best Practices in Implementing Tax Abatements
Chapter 8 Conclusions and Recommendations
About the Authors
Previous studies have examined either the impact of economic development incentives or the changing manufacturing base of urbanized regions. One of the many contributions this book makes is to unpack the connection between the two: did policy play a role in stemming or hastening manufacturing decline in Michigan? Policy makers will not be happy with their findings, which is all the more reason why Reese and Sands' book should be required reading for public officials with authority over public expenditures and tax abatements.
— Rachel Weber, University of Illinois at Chicago