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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Economic Impact Report 2020

BLM's Board is composed exclusively of the executive leaders of Michigan's largest companies and universities. Our members drive nearly 40 percent of the state’s economy, generate over $1 trillion in annual revenue and educate nearly half of all Michigan public university students.

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Business Leaders for Michigan releases data-based strategic plan, offering solutions for Michigan’s toughest problems

Independent data on 50+ indicators of Michigan’s success compared to other states now available LANSING, Mich. – Executive leadership from […]

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Business Leaders for Michigan issue infrastructure call to action at Lansing event, release new report outlining transportation funding solutions

Transportation investment urgently needed to keep MI competitive LANSING—Michigan’s aging roads and bridges pose a growing threat to our state’s […]

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BLM releases 2018 statewide economic benchmarking data

DETROIT, Mich.—Business Leaders for Michigan (BLM), the state’s business roundtable, released a major report on the state’s economic performance Monday, […]

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Business Leaders’ Insights: Worker Training Program Best Practices to Support Business Attraction and Expansion

To ensure Michigan’s economic competitiveness and promote the prosperity of Michigan residents and our communities, our workforce must be trained […]

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Business Leaders’ Insights: Leading Practices in K–12 Education That Can Improve Student Outcomes in Michigan

Business Leaders for Michigan (BLM) issued its review of best practices in K–12 education and a set of principles that […]

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2017 Economic Competitiveness Benchmarking Report

BLM’s 2017 Economic Competitiveness Benchmarking Report tells the story of a state that is recovering faster than most other states, […]

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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 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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