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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 poll shows voters broadly agree on top issues the state must focus on to improve competitiveness

Michigan voters also slightly optimistic about the direction of the state’s economy and very optimistic about their own personal economic […]

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Statement on Supplemental Spending Agreement

September 28, 2022 Business Leaders for Michigan issued the following statement after the Michigan House and Senate approved a supplemental […]

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Michigan executives optimistic about their businesses despite concerns the economy is softening

90% of those surveyed expect to have the same or increased employment in Michigan in the next 6-12 months 52% […]

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Opinion: Fixing Michigan schools will take time, hard work, investment

As published in the Detroit Free Press August 13, 2022 By Jeff Donofrio and Paula Herbart Historically, our public education […]

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Statement on the Michigan Supreme Court’s ruling that the state’s civil rights law prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation

“Business Leaders for Michigan has long advocated for the rights of the LGBTQ+ community. Our people are the lifeblood of […]

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Michigan’s Path to the Top 10: Invest in people

Businesses go where the talent is based. Michigan is in a race with other states for talented people to fill […]

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Business Leaders for Michigan – FY23 Budget Statement

“We applaud the Legislature and Governor for reaching a bipartisan budget agreement that will help Michigan win jobs and new […]

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COMMENTARY: Michigan Requires Equitable Education and Economic Investments to Compete Against Top-Performing States

As published in The Michigan Chronicle May 25, 2022 By Jeff Donofrio, Dr. M. Roy Wilson, and Cindy Pasky There’s […]

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“Compete to Win” – Business Leaders for Michigan charts path to make Michigan a more prosperous, thriving state

Plan outlines how government, community, education and business leaders can advance Michigan’s economic growth   DETROIT, May 23, 2022 — […]

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