Governing magazine and the Pew Center on the States select Michigan as one of the best managed states in the nation.

They named Michigan a second time in 2008. In grading Michigan’s leadership in 2008, they wrote, “Michigan’s strong management practices demonstrate that it is possible to manage well even in the most difficult of times.”  In the ceremony awarding Michigan with high marks, the director of the study said, “If we had ranked states for difficulty, Michigan would have been the best managed state in the nation.”