Data &
Research

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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BLM 2Q 2019 economic forecast: Business leaders predict stable growth for Michigan, U.S.

Capital investment, job growth expected to remain stable over next 6–12 months but growing number see downturn ahead DETROIT— A […]

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BLM 1Q 2019 economic forecast: Majority of MI Business Leaders optimistic about state, U.S. economic strength

DETROIT— Optimism remains strong among Michigan’s business community, with most leaders anticipating continuing growth during the remainder of 2019. “Michigan’s […]

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Business Leaders for Michigan issue infrastructure call to action at Lansing event, release new report outlining transportation funding solutions

Transportation investment urgently needed to keep MI competitive LANSING—Michigan’s aging roads and bridges pose a growing threat to our state’s […]

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BLM 4Q 2018 Economic Forecast: Majority of Business Leaders Predict Stable or Growing Jobs and Investment in MI

DETROIT— More than 80 percent of Michigan’s largest companies forecast their employment and investment in Michigan will stay the same […]

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BLM releases 2018 statewide economic benchmarking data

DETROIT, Mich.—Business Leaders for Michigan (BLM), the state’s business roundtable, released a major report on the state’s economic performance Monday, […]

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BLM 3Q 2018 Economic Forecast: Business leaders signal slower growth

DETROIT, Mich. – Michigan’s business leaders predict slower growth during the next six to 18 months, according to the latest quarterly […]

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Business Leaders’ Insights: Worker Training Program Best Practices to Support Business Attraction and Expansion

To ensure Michigan’s economic competitiveness and promote the prosperity of Michigan residents and our communities, our workforce must be trained […]

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2Q 2018 Economic Forecast: Federal Tax Reform Will Continue to Advance U.S. Economy

DETROIT, Mich. – Michigan’s business leaders continue to forecast stronger growth for both the U.S. and state economies specifically citing […]

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Business Leaders’ Insights: Leading Practices in K–12 Education That Can Improve Student Outcomes in Michigan

Business Leaders for Michigan (BLM) issued its review of best practices in K–12 education and a set of principles that […]

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