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Media contacts: Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications, 248.260.8466,; Bob Kittle, Munetrix, 248.797.1337,

Auburn Hills, Mich. –Feb. 3, 2016 – Michigan-based Munetrix, a data aggregator offering a comprehensive suite of reporting, management and forecasting tools designed to meet the financial management and transparency needs of states, municipalities and schools, announces its continuing relationship in providing fiscal data and scoring trends to the Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP), located at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan. The announcement was made by Munetrix President Bob Kittle.

“Our relationship with CLOSUP at the University of Michigan began in early 2015 when they approached us about accessing our data for purposes of research, projections and analytics,” Kittle said. “Munetrix is Michigan based and among the nation’s largest aggregators of municipal and school district data, so it’s a natural fit to forge a relationship with CLOSUP given its emphasis on public policy and the financing issues that accompany it. We are pleased to continue this relationship in 2016.”

CLOSUP is a University-wide resource housed at the University of Michigan’s Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. The Center conducts, supports, and fosters applied academic research to inform local, state, and urban policy issues, and functions as an information resource for policymakers and practitioners, academics, students, the media, and the public. The Ford School is one of America’s most prominent schools of public policy, with a mission to offer outstanding education for leadership in public policy analysis and public management and to excel in social science research that illuminates public policy issues and promotes better public policy. Learn more about CLOSUP at, or about the Ford School at

About Munetrix
Munetrix is the creator of the Munetrix (municipal metrics) cloud-based local government transparency tool and is among the nation’s largest aggregators of municipal and school district data, allowing subscribers to view public sector financial and demographic data in an easy to understand format and use that data to make meaningful and reliable budgets and financial projections. Munetrix is the only vendor source in Michigan endorsed by the state’s three major K-12 school associations, MASA, MASB and MSBO. Learn your community’s Munetrix Score at the Munetrix website.