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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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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BLM 3Q 2019 economic forecast: Business Leaders convey mixed views of Michigan, U.S. economies

DETROIT — Michigan’s business leaders will focus on the state’s ability to weather a major recession and thrive in a […]

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BLM 1Q 2019 economic forecast: Majority of MI Business Leaders optimistic about state, U.S. economic strength

DETROIT— Optimism remains strong among Michigan’s business community, with most leaders anticipating continuing growth during the remainder of 2019. “Michigan’s […]

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BLM 4Q 2018 Economic Forecast: Majority of Business Leaders Predict Stable or Growing Jobs and Investment in MI

DETROIT— More than 80 percent of Michigan’s largest companies forecast their employment and investment in Michigan will stay the same […]

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BLM 3Q 2018 Economic Forecast: Business leaders signal slower growth

DETROIT, Mich. – Michigan’s business leaders predict slower growth during the next six to 18 months, according to the latest quarterly […]

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2Q 2018 Economic Forecast: Federal Tax Reform Will Continue to Advance U.S. Economy

DETROIT, Mich. – Michigan’s business leaders continue to forecast stronger growth for both the U.S. and state economies specifically citing […]

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1Q 2018 Economic Forecast: Federal Tax Reform Will Boost U.S. and Michigan Economies

DETROIT, Mich. – Michigan’s business leaders forecast  stronger growth for both the U.S. and state economies due to federal tax […]

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MI Voters Think Schools Doing Better Than They Are

Detroit, Mich. — Business Leaders for Michigan (BLM), the state’s business roundtable, today released findings from a recent survey on […]

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BLM 3Q 2017 Economic Forecast: MI’s Top Business Leaders Continue to Anticipate Investment, Jobs During Next Six Months

DETROIT, Sep 26, 2017– The state’s largest businesses forecast stable to increasing economic activity for both Michigan and the U.S. […]

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