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 2Q 2017 Economic Forecast: Most Business Leaders Expect to Increase Capital Investment, Employment in Michigan During Next Six Months

DETROIT, May 25, 2017– The state’s largest businesses forecast they will add new jobs and investment in Michigan, according to the […]

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Business Leaders’ Insights: Ensuring Long-Term Fiscal Stability for Michigan

Business leaders looking for places to locate or expand operations often consider the stability of government financial operations as a […]

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BLM 1Q 2017 Economic Forecast : Optimism Still High Among Business Leaders About MI & U.S. Economies

DETROIT, March 15, 2017 – Michigan business leaders continue to be optimistic about future growth prospects of the state and national […]

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BLM Outlines Roadmap for Jump-Starting MI Infrastructure Improvements

DETROIT, Jan. 12, 2017 – Following a yearlong process of independent research by a globally-recognized consulting firm, Business Leaders for Michigan […]

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Investing in Michigan’s Infrastructure: Building for Economic Growth

Read BLM’s study on Michigan’s infrastructure that includes an assessment of promising best practices that can be brought to scale […]

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

DETROIT, Mich. — Business Leaders for Michigan (BLM) today issued its latest comprehensive report of key economic benchmarking data, which […]

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2016 Economic Competitiveness Benchmarking Report

Business Leaders for Michigan is pleased to provide you with this year’s fact-based assessment of Michigan’s economic competitiveness relative to […]

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

DETROIT, Mich., Dec. 7, 2016 – Michigan business leaders expressed growing optimism about future growth prospects of the state and […]

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

DETROIT, Mich., October 3, 2016 – The latest quarterly survey of Business Leaders for Michigan (BLM), the state’s business roundtable, […]

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