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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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University Research Corridor Economic Impact Report 

January 7, 2014

Michigan’s University Research Corridor ranks high among eight university innovation clusters in a new measure that examines R&D spending, research commercialization and talent production, according to a new Economic Impact Report.

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Michigan Poised to be Global Center of Mobility

December 11, 2013

Michigan has the potential to grow up to 100,000 new jobs in the state’s important automotive sector by becoming a center of excellence in advanced powertrain, lightweight and smart/connected transportation technologies.

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New Michigan: Global Center of Advanced Mobility

December 11, 2013

This report outlines a strategy to position Michigan for long-term growth in the auto sector as it continues to transition to an increasingly advanced technology-based sector.

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Engineering Village Business Plan

December 2, 2013

Business Leaders for Michigan’s (BLM) New Michigan strategy identified Michigan’s engineering talent as a key asset that could be leveraged to help grow the state’s economy into a Global Engineering Village.

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Designing Michigan’s Economic Future

December 2, 2013

Michigan can capitalize on its engineering strengths to become a leader in the knowledge economy of tomorrow, according to recommendations released today by Business Leaders for Michigan.

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Business Leader’s Insights: Local Government Collaboration in Michigan

November 12, 2013

This report explores the key economic factors impacting local governments nationally and in Michigan.

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

November 12, 2013

Regional leaders in Michigan have been pursuing collaboration for some time and will have more opportunities to enhance collaboration in the years ahead, according to a report released today by BLM.

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2013 Economic Competitiveness Benchmarking Report

October 1, 2013

This report provides a fact-based assessment of Michigan’s economic competitiveness relative to other states and nations. Michigan’s performance is compared with that of other states on key output (e.g., employment, GDP) and input (e.g., labor cost) metrics.

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

April 12, 2013

This plan was developed in collaboration with state business, economic development, university and nonprofit leaders. It is a blueprint for building a logistics and supply chain ecosystem that creates new opportunities for Michigan businesses and citizens.

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Business Leaders’ Insights: Michigan’s Workforce Strengths and Challenges

March 20, 2013

This paper summarizes research BLM conducted to identify economic trends that will influence Michigan’s workforce needs, and suggests ways we can support state residents to meet those needs now and in the future.

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