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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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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Designing Michigan’s Economic Future

BLM Promotes Agenda to Make Michigan a “Global Engineering Village” DETROIT, Mich., December 2, 2013 —Michigan can capitalize on its engineering […]

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Business Leader’s Insights: Local Government Collaboration in Michigan

In this report, we look at the key economic factors impacting local governments nationally and in Michigan, provide examples of regional collaboration, […]

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

LANSING, Mich., November 12, 2013 — Regional leaders in Michigan have been pursuing collaboration for some time and will have more […]

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2013 Economic Competitiveness Benchmarking Report

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

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

This plan was developed in collaboration with state business, economic development, university and nonprofit leaders. It is a blueprint for […]

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

Business Leaders for Michigan’s goal of helping Michigan become a Top Ten state will be impacted by the strength of […]

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A New Michigan: The 2013 Report on Michigan’s Progress in Six Opportunities

  The 2013 New Michigan Report is the first in an annual series in which Michigan’s progress in leveraging its […]

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2012 Economic Competitiveness Benchmarking Report

This report provides a fact-based assessment of Michigan’s economic competitiveness relative to other states and nations. It is used by […]

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