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

DETROIT, Mich., May 24, 2016 – The latest quarterly survey of Business Leaders for Michigan (BLM), the state’s business roundtable, […]

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Business Leaders’ Insights: Michigan’s Talent Forecast

Michigan’s top economic leaders today issued a series of findings that forecast the state’s readiness to fill high-paying, high-demand jobs […]

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Building a New Michigan Plan

Michigan’s turnaround is well underway. But we can’t stop now. We’ve laid the foundation to build a New Michigan—a “Top […]

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

MichBio has launched a statewide effort called the Michigan Bio-Industry Roadmap. The Roadmap is a five-year strategic plan for growing […]

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

DETROIT, Mich., January 26, 2016 – The latest quarterly survey of  Business Leaders for Michigan (BLM) members, the state’s business roundtable, […]

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2015 Economic Competitiveness Benchmarking Report

DETROIT, Mich., 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

DETROIT, Mich., Oct 29, 2015 – According to a survey conducted by Business Leaders for Michigan (BLM), the state’s business […]

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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

DETROIT, Mich., July 30, 2015 – According to a survey conducted by Business Leaders for Michigan (BLM), the state’s business […]

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