Michigan has made real economic progress. More Michiganders are back to work and personal incomes are rising. Our growth has been strong. In fact, Michigan has lead the nation on many measures of change. Although we’ve grown quickly, Michigan is far from being a “Top Ten” state for jobs, personal income and economic growth. In absolute terms, Michigan remains average or below our competitors for employment, per capita income and per capita gross domestic product. Michigan can do better. Business Leaders for Michigan believes that “Top Ten” results are possible, even in a world that is moving farther and faster than ever before. But we have to outperform our competitors. The Building a New Michigan Plan lays out the steps for aggressively competing and winning investment and good paying jobs.