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 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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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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1Q 2018 Economic Forecast: Federal Tax Reform Will Boost U.S. and Michigan Economies

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

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2017 Economic Competitiveness Benchmarking Report

BLM’s 2017 Economic Competitiveness Benchmarking Report tells the story of a state that is recovering faster than most other states, […]

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MI Voters Think Schools Doing Better Than They Are

Detroit, Mich. — Business Leaders for Michigan (BLM), the state’s business roundtable, today released findings from a recent survey on […]

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