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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2010 Annual Report: A Vision, a Plan, a New Direction

Usually, we only recognize our place in history after it’s behind us. At BLM, however, we are seizing the opportunity […]

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New URC Study Shows Strength of Michigan Advanced Manufacturing Sector

More than 381,000 people at 11,000 Michigan firms are working in high-tech, highly productive advanced manufacturing jobs – nearly two-thirds […]

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2010 Michigan Turnaround Plan

Two generations ago, Michigan was a Top Ten state for job and economic growth. For the past generation, we have […]

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2010 Economic Competitiveness Benchmarking Report – Executive Summary

This Economic Competitiveness Benchmarking Report provides a fact based assessment of Michigan’s economic competitiveness relative to other states. It will […]

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2010 Archive: Research and Reports

A collection of research and reports published by Business Leaders for Michigan in 2010. 2009 4Q Survey.pdf Assessing Michigan Competitiveness […]

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Fact Sheet: Improving MI’s Competitiveness – State Tax Reform

Detroit Renaissance’s 2008 benchmarking study shows that Michigan falls short of benchmark states for both manufacturing and knowledge jobs. The […]

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Report: Improving the Delivery of Local Government Services

The industries that built Michigan are in decline, and they will not likely be the source of economic revitalization in […]

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Assessing the Regional Competitiveness of Southeast Michigan

Detroit Renaissance assesses the regional competitiveness of Southeast Michigan, using data from a recent benchmarking report.

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2009 Archive: Research & Reports

A collection of research and reports published by Detroit Renaissance in 2009. Fact Sheet: Improving Michigan’s Competitiveness – State Tax Reform Improving […]

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