Survey of Local Growth Issues (RCED-00-272, September 2000)

  How much influence does your state government (or state governments that impact you) have on growth and development in your community? Number of Cases
Very high High Average Low Very low or none Uncertain Other No answer
Alabama Counties 20.0 13.3 46.7 13.3 6.7 0 0 0 15
Cities 0 30.0 40.0 30.0 0 0 0 0 10
Alaska Counties 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cities 0 0 0 100.0 0 0 0 0 1
Arizona Counties 66.7 33.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
Cities 7.1 28.6 42.9 21.4 0 0 0 0 14
Arkansas Counties 0 0 40.0 30.0 20.0 0 0 10.0 10
Cities 9.1 0 63.6 18.2 9.1 0 0 0 11
California Counties 14.8 11.1 33.3 33.3 7.4 0 0 0 27
Cities 8.7 21.5 38.5 15.9 12.8 0 0 2.6 195
Colorado Counties 10.0 10.0 30.0 20.0 30.0 0 0 0 10
Cities 5.6 22.2 27.8 16.7 27.8 0 0 0 18
Connecticut Counties 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cities 8.3 16.7 25.0 33.3 16.7 0 0 0 12
Delaware Counties 0 50.0 50.0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Cities 0 33.3 33.3 33.3 0 0 0 0 3
District of Columbia Counties 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cities 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 100.0 1
Florida Counties 31.0 31.0 27.6 10.3 0 0 0 0 29
Cities 14.8 50.8 23.0 4.9 3.3 0 0 3.3 61
Georgia Counties 7.9 21.1 44.7 21.1 2.6 0 0 2.6 38
Cities 0 46.2 46.2 7.7 0 0 0 0 13
Idaho Counties 0 50.0 0 50.0 0 0 0 0 2
Cities 0 80.0 20.0 0 0 0 0 0 5
Illinois Counties 0 10.0 50.0 25.0 15.0 0 0 0 20
Cities 6.5 6.5 29.0 43.5 9.7 0 0 4.8 62
Indiana Counties 3.8 11.5 30.8 30.8 15.4 0 0 7.7 26
Cities 0 25.0 40.0 25.0 10.0 0 0 0 20
Iowa Counties 14.3 28.6 42.9 0 14.3 0 0 0 7
Cities 6.3 18.8 43.8 31.3 0 0 0 0 16
Kansas Counties 0 0 57.1 28.6 14.3 0 0 0 7
Cities 0 16.7 25.0 33.3 25.0 0 0 0 12
Kentucky Counties 9.1 18.2 36.4 18.2 18.2 0 0 0 11
Cities 12.5 25.0 37.5 12.5 12.5 0 0 0 8
Louisiana Counties 0 14.3 57.1 14.3 14.3 0 0 0 14
Cities 20.0 10.0 30.0 30.0 10.0 0 0 0 10
Maine Counties 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cities 0 50.0 0 0 50.0 0 0 0 2
Maryland Counties 30.0 10.0 30.0 30.0 0 0 0 0 10
Cities 16.7 66.7 16.7 0 0 0 0 0 6
Massachusetts Counties 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cities 13.3 43.3 26.7 13.3 0 0 0 3.3 30
Michigan Counties 5.0 50.0 30.0 15.0 0 0 0 0 20
Cities 3.0 21.2 48.5 18.2 6.1 0 0 3.0 33
Minnesota Counties 13.3 20.0 40.0 6.7 13.3 0 0 6.7 15
Cities 16.0 36.0 24.0 16.0 8.0 0 0 0 25
Mississippi Counties 22.2 11.1 11.1 33.3 11.1 0 0 11.1 9
Cities 22.2 11.1 33.3 33.3 0 0 0 0 9
Missouri Counties 0 16.7 72.2 11.1 0 0 0 0 18
Cities 0 16.7 50.0 22.2 11.1 0 0 0 18
Montana Counties 0 50.0 50.0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Cities 20.0 60.0 20.0 0 0 0 0 0 5
Nebraska Counties 16.7 33.3 16.7 16.7 0 0 0 16.7 6
Cities 0 20.0 60.0 20.0 0 0 0 0 5
Nevada Counties 0 0 100.0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Cities 16.7 33.3 50.0 0 0 0 0 0 6
New Hampshire Counties 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cities 20.0 20.0 40.0 20.0 0 0 0 0 5
New Jersey Counties 7.7 38.5 38.5 15.4 0 0 0 0 13
Cities 19.2 30.8 30.8 7.7 11.5 0 0 0 26
New Mexico Counties 0 25.0 25.0 25.0 25.0 0 0 0 4
Cities 0 14.3 28.6 42.9 14.3 0 0 0 7
New York Counties 7.1 42.9 28.6 10.7 7.1 0 0 3.6 28
Cities 5.0 45.0 20.0 30.0 0 0 0 0 20
North Carolina Counties 3.6 17.9 42.9 25.0 10.7 0 0 0 28
Cities 0 25.0 37.5 31.3 6.3 0 0 0 16
North Dakota Counties 0 0 50.0 25.0 25.0 0 0 0 4
Cities 0 0 50.0 0 50.0 0 0 0 4
Ohio Counties 9.1 27.3 27.3 27.3 9.1 0 0 0 33
Cities 19.5 14.6 31.7 22.0 12.2 0 0 0 41
Oklahoma Counties 10.0 10.0 50.0 20.0 10.0 0 0 0 10
Cities 0 30.0 40.0 10.0 20.0 0 0 0 10
Oregon Counties 70.0 20.0 10.0 0 0 0 0 0 10
Cities 60.0 20.0 10.0 10.0 0 0 0 0 10
Pennsylvania Counties 7.4 18.5 44.4 25.9 3.7 0 0 0 27
Cities 23.5 29.4 17.6 17.6 11.8 0 0 0 17
Rhode Island Counties 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cities 0 66.7 0 33.3 0 0 0 0 3
South Carolina Counties 0 35.7 42.9 14.3 7.1 0 0 0 14
Cities 9.1 9.1 27.3 27.3 18.2 0 0 9.1 11
South Dakota Counties 0 0 0 0 100.0 0 0 0 1
Cities 0 0 50.0 0 50.0 0 0 0 2
Tennessee Counties 18.2 22.7 31.8 27.3 0 0 0 0 22
Cities 21.4 7.1 35.7 21.4 7.1 0 0 7.1 14
Texas Counties 5.3 23.7 42.1 21.1 5.3 0 0 2.6 38
Cities 5.5 23.3 39.7 17.8 12.3 0 0 1.4 73
Utah Counties 0 25.0 50.0 25.0 0 0 0 0 4
Cities 0 16.7 41.7 25.0 8.3 0 0 8.3 12
Vermont Counties 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cities 100.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Virginia Counties 22.6 41.9 19.4 12.9 3.2 0 0 0 31
Cities 31.3 25.0 6.3 25.0 6.3 0 0 6.3 16
Washington Counties 50.0 25.0 25.0 0 0 0 0 0 12
Cities 22.7 59.1 13.6 4.5 0 0 0 0 22
West Virginia Counties 0 50.0 33.3 16.7 0 0 0 0 6
Cities 75.0 0 25.0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Wisconsin Counties 5.9 41.2 41.2 11.8 0 0 0 0 17
Cities 13.6 31.8 36.4 13.6 4.5 0 0 0 22
Wyoming Counties 0 0 100.0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Cities 50.0 50.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

Note: The percentages in each row add to 100.
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