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 Shares COVID-19 Economic Recovery Plan

Restart, Restructure, Reignite proposal makes policy recommendations positioning Michigan for a swift, sustainable economic turnaround LANSING, Mich. – Business Leaders […]

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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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Investing in Michigan’s Infrastructure: Building for Economic Growth

Read BLM’s study on Michigan’s infrastructure that includes an assessment of promising best practices that can be brought to scale […]

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MI Economic Benchmarking Report Shows Need to Accelerate Progress to Become a Top Ten State

DETROIT, Mich. — Business Leaders for Michigan (BLM) today issued its latest comprehensive report of key economic benchmarking data, which […]

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2016 Economic Competitiveness Benchmarking Report

Business Leaders for Michigan is pleased to provide you with this year’s fact-based assessment of Michigan’s economic competitiveness relative to […]

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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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