Business Leaders for Michigan – State of the State statement

January 24, 2024
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“Tonight, Governor Whitmer acknowledged the significant work ahead and the need to come together to change our state’s trajectory. Every day, employers make decisions about where to invest and create jobs. To win more of those investments in 2024, we’ll need to come together to build consensus and implement solutions that make Michigan a more prosperous and competitive state,” said Jeff Donofrio, president and CEO, Business Leaders for Michigan.



About Business Leaders for Michigan:

Business Leaders for Michigan, the state’s business roundtable, is dedicated to making Michigan a Top 10 state for jobs, education, widely shared prosperity and a healthy economy. Our work is guided by the Compete to Win Plan, a comprehensive strategy for how government, community, education and business leaders can improve Michigan’s growth. The organization is composed exclusively of the executive leaders of Michigan’s largest companies and universities. Our members drive 40% of the state’s economy, employ more than 540,000 people in Michigan, generate over $1 trillion in annual revenue and serve more than half of all Michigan public university students. Find out more at