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

April 18, 2017

Business leaders looking for places to locate or expand operations often consider the stability of government financial operations as a key factor in their site selection decisions. When current levels of taxation and service provision are not sustainable, it creates uncertainty about the location’s long-term viability as a place to invest, live or work. Michigan...

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BLM Outlines Roadmap for Jump-Starting MI Infrastructure Improvements

January 12, 2017

Following a yearlong process of independent research by a globally-recognized consulting firm, Business Leaders for Michigan (BLM) today released a study of Michigan’s infrastructure that supports the findings of the Governor’s 21st Century Infrastructure Commission and issued a set of policy principles to guide implementation.

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Investing in Michigan’s Infrastructure: Building for Economic Growth

January 12, 2017

Read BLM’s study on Michigan’s infrastructure that includes an assessment of promising best practices that can be brought to scale to address Michigan’s unique needs. While infrastructure needs are a growing challenge across the U.S., there are key strategies—coordinating councils, asset management tools, and new funding mechanisms—that Michigan can use to make our infrastructure one...

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

May 18, 2015

Our members drive 32% of the state’s economy, generate over $1 Trillion in annual revenue and serve nearly one half of all Michigan public university students.

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

March 25, 2015

This report was unveiled at Business Leaders for Michigan's 3rd annual Leadership Summit on March 26, 2015, where nearly 500 attendees met to hear about Michigan's recent progress in six areas identified in BLM's New Michigan strategy as having the greatest potential to grow good jobs quickly and a sustainable economy.

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2014 Economic Competitiveness Benchmarking Report

February 23, 2015

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

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

February 11, 2015

This report explores the specific contributions made by Michigan’s higher education sector and discusses the strong and growing need for quality postsecondary options.

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The 2014 Michigan Turnaround Plan

April 3, 2014

Five years after the launch of its strategy for economic change, BLM unveiled plans for continuing Michigan’s progress toward more jobs, higher income, and a healthy economy.

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Growing A New Michigan: The 2014 Report on Michigan’s Progress in Growing Six Opportunities

March 9, 2014

This report was unveiled at Business Leaders for Michigan's 2nd annual Leadership Summit on March 10, 2014, where nearly 500 attendees met to hear about Michigan's recent progress in six areas identified in BLM’s New Michigan strategy as having the greatest potential to grow good jobs quickly and a sustainable economy.

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