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MI Universities Begin 2016–17 Academic Year Backed by Strong Performance Data

September 7, 2016

According to a statewide data release issued today by BLM, the state’s public universities have continued their track record of achievement with higher graduation and retention rates, improved student/staff ratios, and growth in the number of degrees awarded, particularly in critical skills areas.

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World Mobility Leadership Forum to be Held in Detroit

August 31, 2016

With a goal of beginning a worldwide conversation about how mobility solutions can address pressing societal challenges, the World Mobility Leadership Forum will be held in Detroit on Sept. 28 and 29, 2016.

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Detroit Free Press Op-Ed: Michigan Shouldn’t Dump M-STEP Test

August 30, 2016

The results from last spring’s M-STEP assessment, released this morning, show how far we have to go to make Michigan a top 10 education state.

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Change: Resist It At Our Peril

August 8, 2016

To achieve the most positive gains for our state, we must plan for the future and embrace change. Michigan has the assets to thrive in the emerging economy, if we have the collective will to recognize it and work towards it, together.

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MI CEO Summit Keynote Speakers Announced 

August 1, 2016

Two globally-acclaimed business leaders will headline the fifth annual Michigan CEO Summit to be held November 10, 2016 at The Westin Book Cadillac in Detroit.

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BLM Website Updated to Reflect House Candidates’ Level of Support for Plan to Build a New Michigan

July 22, 2016

In preparation for the state’s August 2 primary election, the Business Leaders for Michigan Political Action Committee II today released an updated section of the Business Leaders for Michigan (BLM) website which details how candidates for the Michigan House of Representatives align with the Plan to Build a New Michigan and announced support for candidates in several open primaries.

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We All Have A Role in Building a New Michigan

July 15, 2016

The August 2nd Primary Election provides Michigan voters the opportunity to choose their Michigan House of Representatives candidates for the General Election this fall. By casting an informed vote, you can help ensure that our state continues the turnaround that is already underway.

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Being a Leader of the Pack

June 13, 2016

Michigan has a greatly improved business climate that's made us competitive again, and that's great. But we cannot afford to be complacent when we still have an average unemployment rate, below average income levels and flat population growth.

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

May 24, 2016

The latest quarterly survey of Business Leaders for Michigan forecasts that the Michigan and U.S. economies will continue to experience modest growth over the next six and eighteen months.

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Get More Than a High School Education

May 16, 2016

Our latest study shows the state is generally prepared to meet the demand for high-wage jobs over the next three years. However, the trend is changing - and fast.

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BLM Urges Support for the Senate’s Detroit Public Schools Reform Package

May 9, 2016

Michigan’s top business leaders support a Detroit Public Schools reform package that largely aligns with the plan that passed the Michigan Senate with support from the governor.

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BLM: Michigan Can Meet Demand for Most Jobs Through 2018, but Long-Term Talent Supply Threatened by Demographic and Education Trends

April 27, 2016

Michigan’s top economic leaders today issued a series of findings that forecast the state’s readiness to fill high-paying, high-demand jobs with educated and skilled workers.

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American Center for Mobility forms board of directors, names CEO

March 18, 2016

A nonprofit organization and a board of directors have been formed to handle operations for the new American Center for Mobility.

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Business Leaders for Michigan Offers Legislative Testimony on Higher Education Funding

March 10, 2016

BLM provided testimony today to a joint session of the state House and Senate Higher Education Appropriations Subcommittees on the importance of linking higher education funding to performance-based metrics.

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BLM Unveils New Website

March 8, 2016

BLM today rolled out its new website featuring research and data about Michigan’s competitiveness, compelling information about its strategies and priorities, along with critical news and action items.

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