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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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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2015 Economic Competitiveness Benchmarking Report

DETROIT, Mich., 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

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 […]

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

Business Leaders for Michigan’s board members head up the state’s largest job providers, but our economic impact is far greater […]

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