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2016 Economic Competitiveness Benchmarking Report

December 16, 2016

Business Leaders for Michigan is pleased to provide you with this year’s fact-based assessment of Michigan’s economic competitiveness relative to other states. We compare Michigan’s performance on key output (e.g., employment, personal income) and input (e.g., taxes, education) metrics annually to that of “traditional,”“new economy,” and “Top Ten” benchmark states. These metrics provide multiple reference...

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MI Economic Benchmarking Report Shows Need to Accelerate Progress to Become a Top Ten State

December 16, 2016

BLM issued its latest comprehensive report of key economic benchmarking data, which shows Michigan’s growth against key measures like employment, personal income, and productivity isn’t progressing fast enough to become a Top Ten state if current trends continue

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BLM 4Q 2016 Economic Forecast: Election Results Grow Optimism About MI & U.S. Economies

December 7, 2016

Michigan business leaders expressed growing optimism about future growth prospects of the state and national economies this quarter according to the latest quarterly survey of Business Leaders for Michigan (BLM), the state’s business roundtable.

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BLM 3Q 2016 Economic Forecast: MI and U.S. Short & Long-Term Economies Projected to Show Modest Growth

October 3, 2016

The latest quarterly survey of Business Leaders for Michigan forecasts the Michigan and U.S. economies will experience slower growth over the next six to 18 months.

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BLM 1Q 2016 Economic Forecast: MI and U.S. short & long-term economies flat; little growth expected

May 24, 2016

The latest quarterly survey of Business Leaders for Michigan forecasts that the Michigan and U.S. economies will continue to experience modest growth over the next six and eighteen months.

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Business Leaders’ Insights: Michigan’s Talent Forecast

April 27, 2016

Michigan’s top economic leaders today issued a series of findings that forecast the state’s readiness to fill high-paying, high-demand jobs with educated and skilled workers. And, while data show the state is generally prepared to meet the demand for high-wage jobs over the next three years, the ability to meet demand over the long-term is less certain.

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Building a New Michigan Plan

February 8, 2016

Our Building a New Michigan Plan lays out the crucial steps to reach that goal. It’s a shared playbook we can use as we work together to make Michigan a winner over the long term.

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New Michigan Action Plan: Growing a Life Sciences Hub – Michigan’s Bio-Industry Roadmap

February 5, 2016

The Michigan Bio-Industry Roadmap is a five-year strategic plan for growing Michigan’s biosciences industry.

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Surveys

BLM 4Q 2015 Economic Forecast: Slower Near & Long-term Growth; Better in Michigan Than Nation

January 26, 2016

The latest quarterly survey of Business Leaders for Michigan forecasts that the Michigan and U.S. economies will generate very slow growth over the short and long term. They are slightly more optimistic about Michigan’s economy in long-term.

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2015 Economic Competitiveness Benchmarking Report

November 12, 2015

This report provides a fact-based assessment of Michigan’s economic competitiveness relative to other states.

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BLM 3Q 2015 Economic Forecast: Short-term growth slightly positive, long-term growth flat

October 29, 2015

According to a survey conducted by Business Leaders for Michigan, most business leaders forecast the Michigan and U.S. economies will grow modestly over the next six months, followed by flat growth over the next 18 months.

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BLM 2Q 2015 Economic Forecast: In Short- and Long-Term, Job Leaders Think the MI and U.S. Economies will Stay Flat

July 30, 2015

According to a survey conducted by Business Leaders for Michigan, the majority of Michigan’s largest employers project that the Michigan and U.S. economies will remain flat in the next 6 to 18 months.

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BLM Issues Recommendations for Boosting Natural Resources Economy

July 14, 2015

Business Leaders for Michigan released The Michigan Natural Resources Business Plan: Leveraging Our Assets to Make Michigan a Top Ten State, showing how Michigan could better leverage its strengths in natural resources, from tourism to agriculture and beyond.

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The Michigan Natural Resources Business Plan: Leveraging our Assets to Make Michigan a Top Ten State

July 14, 2015

To further Business Leaders for Michigan's strategy for building a New Michigan, it released The Michigan Natural Resources Business Plan: Leveraging Our Assets to Make Michigan a Top Ten State, which details recommendations for how Michigan could better leverage its strengths in natural resources, from tourism to agriculture and beyond.

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BLM Poll & Policy Principles Outline Path Forward on MI Road Funding

May 26, 2015

Business Leaders for Michigan (BLM) today issued a set of principles and the results of a recent statewide public opinion poll that outline how Michigan’s roads and bridges should be fixed in light of the defeat of Proposal 1.

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