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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Business Leader’s Insights: Local Government Collaboration in Michigan

In this report, we look at the key economic factors impacting local governments nationally and in Michigan, provide examples of regional collaboration, […]

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BLM report shows Michigan local governments are collaborating, more can be done

LANSING, Mich., November 12, 2013 — Regional leaders in Michigan have been pursuing collaboration for some time and will have more […]

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Playing to Win

At Business Leaders for Michigan, we believe in basing actions on facts – not just what we think. That means […]

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BLM 3Q 2013 Economic Forecast: MI Will Grow Faster Than U.S. in Long-Term

Short-term growth slowing DETROIT, Mich., October 15, 2013 – Business Leaders for Michigan (BLM), the state’s business roundtable, continues to […]

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2013 Economic Competitiveness Benchmarking Report

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

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Survey Finds “Great Optimism for Detroit”

City residents believe things will get better in 2014, overwhelmingly support Duggan DETROIT, Mich., Sept. 26, 2013—A new survey of […]

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BLM 2Q 2013 Economic Forecast: MI will continue to grow faster than U.S. over next 18 months

Over half of state’s largest employers will be adding jobs in Michigan DETROIT, Mich., August 1, 2013 – Business Leaders […]

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Michigan’s Logistics & Supply Chain Strategy Strategic Plan 2013-2020

This plan was developed in collaboration with state business, economic development, university and nonprofit leaders. It is a blueprint for […]

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BLM 1Q 2013 Economic Forecast: Michigan will continue to grow faster than U.S. economy

Long-term outlook better than short-term; More hiring planned for 2013 DETROIT, Mich., April 11, 2013 – Business Leaders for Michigan […]

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