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Celebrating Dickinson County Achievements – Seven Things to Feel Good About in 2020

Lois Ellis, Executive Director of the Dickinson Area Economic Development Alliance, reflects on the positive developments that occurred in the Dickinson County community over the past year.

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Michigan’s Flat Tax

Michigan is one of nine states in the country with a flat income tax. Over the years, however, there have been a total of 22 bills introduced to either allow graduated income tax or to get rid of the constitutional prohibition on the graduated tax.

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October Celebration of Dickinson County Manufacturing

“Each year, the first Friday in October is celebrated nationally as Manufacturing Day (MFG Day). Over the past several years, a group of stakeholders in Dickinson County have come together to raise awareness of manufacturing by hosting a MFG Day event. This year the group is celebrating manufacturing throughout October in a new, virtual way.”

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CRC: The COVID-19 Recession Imperils the State’s Cash Position

Check out The Citizens Research Council of Michigan’s analysis on how the COVID-19 recession affects the State of Michigan’s cash position on the short- and long-term.

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Nearly Half of U.P. Households Struggle to Make Ends Meet

Upper Peninsula families–even those who are employed–are having a harder time making ends meet, according to the United Ways “ALICE” measurement system.

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