Though part of the stimulus plan, it isn’t likely to create lots of new jobs anytime soon. Still, efficiency can have other big payoffs.
Regional rivalries may no longer count, especially in tough times like these.
Plea deal ousts Kilpatrick after an eight-month scandal. Interim mayor inherits a city in a slump.
Obama and Clinton are in a tight race heading into the May 6 contest.
Kwame Kilpatrick's legal woes could hurt the city's image, and also stall nascent economic development.
Some states and many cities expect growth because they have the right industries or resources at the right time.
Two keys: Stabilize home values while keeping Wall Street calm, analysts say.