So, if you’ve turned on the news or picked up a newspaper in the past day or two, you know that the population of Detroit, and Michigan too, has gone down recently, and significantly. Will this affect the business community?
Well, maybe. The numbers of the census determine a lot that has to do with the state funding, such as revenue sharing, and political representation. That will almost certainly affect the nuts and bolts of how business gets done, and through what funding source.
But what do those numbers really represent? Why do people move out of a city, and how much does business play a part in that?
The people quoted in the various news stories mentioned several reasons for moving out of the city, specifically, that people were sick of the corruption and failure of the school system. There weren’t any quotes about people leaving for lack of business, but business aren’t exactly running to set up shop where there are no people, either.
Will future businesses be scared away by these new census figures? Or, have the businesses that would be affected already left town? What do you think will happen?
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