Prepared for
Michigan Nonprofit Association

Executive Summary

In the past decade, both Michigan and the nation have experienced a severe recession. Michigan, in particular, has been slow to recover from the economic downturn plaguing the nation at large. With multiple sectors of our economy struggling, nonprofit organizations are more important than ever, not only through the support they provide in their various social and political efforts, but also in their significant contribution to the overall economy. While there is considerable focus on the public and private sectors of our economy, the nonprofit sector cannot be overlooked. It is important to understand the contribution the nonprofit sector makes to statewide employment and to highlight its significance and economic contribution to our overall economy.

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