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At Business Leaders for Michigan, we pride ourselves on developing strategies that are research-driven and fact-based. Our proposals and strategies are grounded in Michigan’s ongoing economic realities and aimed at bringing new vitality and competitiveness to our state. Our featured and most recent studies, reports and benchmarking websites are included below.

Business Leaders for Michigan Shares COVID-19 Economic Recovery Plan

Restart, Restructure, Reignite proposal makes policy recommendations positioning Michigan for a swift, sustainable economic turnaround LANSING, Mich. – Business Leaders […]

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Michigan business leaders bullish on state economy, planning return to in-person work

Executives planning gradual return to offices, hybrid work models  DETROIT—Michigan’s business leaders see robust growth ahead in the state’s economy […]

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MI Business Leaders predict Q3 return to in-person work, improved economic outcomes this year

Top executives cautiously optimistic about 2021 economic conditions LANSING—A newly updated and expanded survey of Michigan’s business leaders reflects a […]

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Business Leaders for Michigan releases 3Q 2020 economic forecast

Results reflect greater optimism, hinging on prevention of full second wave of virus DETROIT— In a reversal of second quarter […]

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MI Business Leaders: Research universities are key to maintaining solid economic recovery, growth

State institutions compare favorably to strongest U.S. research clusters DETROIT—As Michigan emerges from this year’s pandemic-induced recession, its largest research […]

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Business Leaders for Michigan releases 2Q 2020 economic forecast

Michigan will continue suffering ramifications of coronavirus pandemic, mitigation needed to protect against future job losses DETROIT— The leaders of […]

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Business Leaders for Michigan suggests budget shortfall mitigation efforts for state government

President & CEO Doug Rothwell also joins other biz roundtable CEOs seeking federal aid for state and local governments LANSING, […]

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Business Leaders for Michigan Shares COVID-19 Economic Recovery Plan

Restart, Restructure, Reignite proposal makes policy recommendations positioning Michigan for a swift, sustainable economic turnaround LANSING, Mich. – Business Leaders […]

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Economic Impact Report 2020

BLM's Board is composed exclusively of the executive leaders of Michigan's largest companies and universities. Our members drive nearly 40 percent of the state’s economy, generate over $1 trillion in annual revenue and educate nearly half of all Michigan public university students.

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Business Leaders for Michigan Economic Forecast: MI Expected to Continue Growing Slower than Nation

LANSING—Michigan’s largest employers anticipate the state’s economic growth will continue to lag that of the U.S., though they are generally […]

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