Factors Influencing State Road Project Prioritization in Michigan (Phase I)

Business Leaders for Michigan retained Anderson Economic Group to analyze Michigan’s state road funding project prioritization practices and determine the extent to which the state considers economic impacts in determining which road projects to fund. We collected information from the Michigan Department of Transportation, Michigan House Fiscal Agency, and Michigan Senate Fiscal Agency to identify […]

Patrick Anderson: Study Should Give Taxpayers Pause

In response to MISD’s release of an AEG study regarding Michigan’s MPSERS pension debt, Patrick Anderson stated: “This important report should give any taxpayer pause,” noted Patrick L. Anderson, Principal and CEO of Anderson Economic Group, “adding nearly $10 billion to taxpayer debt would be a serious blow to our state’s economy, and immediately overwhelm […]

Cannabis vs. road costs: Tax money unlikely to be panacea for pavement

Crain's Detroit Business,

Economic group proposes waterway from Lake Michigan to Grand Rapids

WZZM 13,

The Economic Benefits of the Grand River Waterway

The Grand River Waterway project covers the 23-mile section of Grand River between the Bass River Inlet near Eastmanville and the Fulton Street Bridge in Grand Rapids. The main goal of this project is to return safe navigation for recreational boating on the Grand River. To this purpose, the Grand River Waterway organization retained Anderson […]

Will ending union wages on Michigan public projects save money, or just lower pay?

Bridge Magazine

Construction could start on Grand River restoration next year

MiBiz,

Labor Voices: Focus on roads, not pensions

The Detroit News,

Road plan cost taxpayers $410M in lost deductions

 The Detroit News,

Michigan road funding proposal could lead to $100M federal income tax hit, per economist

 M Live,