Welcome to the Michigan 2010 Census Planning website, a joint effort of the Community Research Institute
(CRI) at Grand Valley State University and the Detroit-Area Community Information System (D-ACIS),
in collaboration with the Michigan Nonprofit Association.
The State of Michigan has experienced nearly a decade of employment losses and population outmigration.
While these losses have been widespread, the greatest impact has been experienced by our urban areas.
Public engagement and an accurate 2010 Census will be critical to Michigan's efforts at turning the
ship around. While the loss of another congressional seat appears inevitable, a complete count remains
critical for future funding and sub-state representation in Lansing.
The primary purpose of the Michigan 2010 Census Planning website is to assist organizations throughout
the State in targeting Census outreach efforts by geography and particular demographic segments where mail
non-response is anticipated to be low. In addition, the website will serve as a central repository for 2010
Census information, special programs, innovative ideas from other parts of the country, and general updates.
We want this to be a 'one-stop shop' for 2010 Census information for Michigan, a place that you will want
to visit often.
Please explore and tell us what you like, what you don't like, and what you would like to see added.
We want to be an important player in making the 2010 Census Michigan's most complete and accurate.