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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BLM 1Q 2015 Economic Forecast: In Short-and Long-Term, Job Leaders Continue to be More Optimistic about MI Economy than U.S. Economy

DETROIT, Mich., April 21, 2015 – Business Leaders for Michigan (BLM), the state’s business roundtable, projects that the Michigan economy […]

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BLM 4Q 2014 Economic Forecast: Optimism High for both MI and U.S. Economies in Short and Long Term

Plan more hiring and investment in Michigan this year DETROIT, Mich., February 23, 2015 – Business Leaders for Michigan (BLM), […]

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Michigan Voters: “Let’s Fix Detroit”

DETROIT, Mich., May 8, 2014  —Business Leaders for Michigan today released the results of a statewide survey showing more than […]

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BLM 1Q 2014 Economic Forecast: In Short- and Long-Term, Job Leaders Continue to be More Optimistic about MI Economy than U.S. Economy

DETROIT, Mich., April 23, 2014 – Business Leaders for Michigan (BLM), the state’s business roundtable, projects that the Michigan and […]

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BLM 4Q 2013 Economic Forecast: MI and U.S. Economies Expected to Grow in Short and Long Term

The state’s largest employers add jobs and invest in Michigan in 2013 DETROIT, Mich., February 18, 2014 – Business Leaders for […]

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BLM 3Q 2013 Economic Forecast: MI Will Grow Faster Than U.S. in Long-Term

Short-term growth slowing DETROIT, Mich., October 15, 2013 – Business Leaders for Michigan (BLM), the state’s business roundtable, continues to […]

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Survey Finds “Great Optimism for Detroit”

City residents believe things will get better in 2014, overwhelmingly support Duggan DETROIT, Mich., Sept. 26, 2013—A new survey of […]

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BLM 2Q 2013 Economic Forecast: MI will continue to grow faster than U.S. over next 18 months

Over half of state’s largest employers will be adding jobs in Michigan DETROIT, Mich., August 1, 2013 – Business Leaders […]

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BLM 1Q 2013 Economic Forecast: Michigan will continue to grow faster than U.S. economy

Long-term outlook better than short-term; More hiring planned for 2013 DETROIT, Mich., April 11, 2013 – Business Leaders for Michigan […]

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