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 Shares COVID-19 Economic Recovery Plan

Restart, Restructure, Reignite proposal makes policy recommendations positioning Michigan for a swift, sustainable economic turnaround LANSING, Mich. – Business Leaders […]

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BLM 2Q 2017 Economic Forecast: Most Business Leaders Expect to Increase Capital Investment, Employment in Michigan During Next Six Months

DETROIT, May 25, 2017– The state’s largest businesses forecast they will add new jobs and investment in Michigan, according to the […]

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BLM 1Q 2017 Economic Forecast : Optimism Still High Among Business Leaders About MI & U.S. Economies

DETROIT, March 15, 2017 – Michigan business leaders continue to be optimistic about future growth prospects of the state and national […]

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BLM 4Q 2016 Economic Forecast: Election Results Grow Optimism About MI & U.S. Economies

DETROIT, Mich., Dec. 7, 2016 – Michigan business leaders expressed growing optimism about future growth prospects of the state and […]

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BLM 3Q 2016 Economic Forecast: MI and U.S. Short & Long-Term Economies Projected to Show Modest Growth

DETROIT, Mich., October 3, 2016 – The latest quarterly survey of Business Leaders for Michigan (BLM), the state’s business roundtable, […]

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BLM 1Q 2016 Economic Forecast: MI and U.S. short & long-term economies flat; little growth expected

DETROIT, Mich., May 24, 2016 – The latest quarterly survey of Business Leaders for Michigan (BLM), the state’s business roundtable, […]

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BLM 4Q 2015 Economic Forecast: Slower Near & Long-term Growth; Better in Michigan Than Nation

DETROIT, Mich., January 26, 2016 – The latest quarterly survey of  Business Leaders for Michigan (BLM) members, the state’s business roundtable, […]

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BLM 3Q 2015 Economic Forecast: Short-term growth slightly positive, long-term growth flat

DETROIT, Mich., Oct 29, 2015 – According to a survey conducted by Business Leaders for Michigan (BLM), the state’s business […]

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BLM 2Q 2015 Economic Forecast: In Short- and Long-Term, Job Leaders Think the MI and U.S. Economies will Stay Flat

DETROIT, Mich., July 30, 2015 – According to a survey conducted by Business Leaders for Michigan (BLM), the state’s business […]

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BLM Poll & Policy Principles Outline Path Forward on MI Road Funding

Statewide Survey Shows Voters Ready to Fund Road Fixes DETROIT, Mich., May 26, 2015 — Business Leaders for Michigan (BLM) today […]

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