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

This report was unveiled at Business Leaders for Michigan’s 3rd annual Leadership Summit on March 26, 2015, where nearly 500 […]

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2014 Economic Competitiveness Benchmarking Report

This report provides a fact-based assessment of Michigan’s economic competitiveness relative to other states.  Michigan’s performance is compared on key […]

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

This report explores the specific contributions made by Michigan’s higher education sector and discusses the strong and growing need for quality […]

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The 2014 Michigan Turnaround Plan

Compete. Invest. Grow. Five years after the launch of its strategy for economic change, Business Leaders for Michigan (BLM) unveiled […]

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

This report was unveiled at Business Leaders for Michigan’s 2nd annual Leadership Summit on March 10, 2014, where nearly 500 […]

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University Research Corridor Economic Impact Report 

Michigan’s University Research Corridor (URC) ranks high among eight university innovation clusters in a new measure that examines R&D spending, […]

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Michigan Poised to be Global Center of Mobility

Business Leaders for Michigan unveils strategy to grow auto industry potential, add 100,000 new jobs DETROIT, Mich., December 11, 2013— […]

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New Michigan: Global Center of Advanced Mobility

The automotive industry is quickly becoming a mobility industry. This report was developed with a coalition of top industry experts, the Center […]

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Engineering Village Business Plan

Business Leaders for Michigan’s (BLM) Michigan Turnaround Plan identified six opportunity areas to grow Michigan’s economy based upon the state’s […]

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