Business Leaders for Michigan has partnered in establishing a number of organizations to implement specific initiatives where no existing organization had the capacity to perform the work.
Launch Michigan is an unprecedented partnership of business, education, labor, philanthropy, and civic leaders working to support a student-centered education system that helps children succeed in school, in their career, and in life. Business Leaders for Michigan partnered with The Skillman Foundation and the Michigan Education Association to create this initiative.
Invest Detroit manages over $150M in funds and tax credits for growing commercial and industrial businesses, residential real estate development projects and special projects which address strategic needs of the city of Detroit. Detroit Renaissance (the predecessor organization for Business Leaders for Michigan) was the original founder of the Fund.
American Center for Mobility
The American Center for Mobility at Willow Run (ACM) features more than 500-acres and multiple test environments adjacent to the historic Willow Run Airport. ACM operates as a global center for testing and validation, education, product and standards development related to connected and automated vehicles. The facility is open to private industry, government, standards bodies, and academia. Business Leaders for Michigan supports ACM and its efforts to keep Michigan the center of advanced vehicle technology R&D.
Renaissance Venture Capital Fund
The Renaissance Venture Capital Fund is a $100 million fund of funds that supports the growth of venture capital in Michigan while serving as a bridge between Michigan’s emerging innovation company community and its strong industrial and commercial base. Business Leaders for Michigan serves on the management advisory board of Renaissance Venture Capital Fund.
Downtown Detroit Partnership
The Downtown Detroit Partnership strengthens and supports Downtown Detroit through strategic initiatives and programs, convening business, philanthropic and government partners to create a vibrant and resilient urban core for Detroit and the region. Business Leaders for Michigan supports the key efforts of the DDP.