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 Issues Recommendations for Boosting Natural Resources Economy

Report Offers Strategies for Boosting MI Growth, Market Position DETROIT, Mich., July 14, 2015  —Business Leaders for Michigan (BLM), the […]

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

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 […]

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

Statewide Survey Shows Voters Ready to Fund Road Fixes DETROIT, Mich., May 26, 2015 — Business Leaders for Michigan (BLM) today […]

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An Introduction to Business Leaders for Michigan, and Its Collective Economic Impact

Business Leaders for Michigan’s board members head up the state’s largest job providers, but our economic impact is far greater […]

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BLM 1Q 2015 Economic Forecast: In Short-and Long-Term, Job Leaders Continue to be More Optimistic about MI Economy than U.S. Economy

DETROIT, Mich., April 21, 2015 – Business Leaders for Michigan (BLM), the state’s business roundtable, projects that the Michigan economy […]

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2015 New Michigan Report: Michigan’s Progress in Leveraging Six Opportunities 

This report was unveiled at Business Leaders for Michigan’s 3rd annual Leadership Summit on March 26, 2015, where nearly 500 […]

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2014 Economic Competitiveness Benchmarking Report

This report provides a fact-based assessment of Michigan’s economic competitiveness relative to other states.  Michigan’s performance is compared on key […]

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BLM 4Q 2014 Economic Forecast: Optimism High for both MI and U.S. Economies in Short and Long Term

Plan more hiring and investment in Michigan this year DETROIT, Mich., February 23, 2015 – Business Leaders for Michigan (BLM), […]

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Business Leaders’ Insights: How Higher Education Can Help Michigan Become a Top Ten State

This report explores the specific contributions made by Michigan’s higher education sector and discusses the strong and growing need for quality […]

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