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Jennifer Nelson Joins Business Leaders for Michigan

September 5, 2017

BLM today announced that Jennifer (Jen) Nelson has joined the staff as its new Vice President for Public Policy and Economic Development.

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BLM Statement on the passage of Good Jobs for Michigan legislation

July 12, 2017

"We applaud the legislature for their bi-partisan support in passing this legislation which puts Michigan in a position to compete for some of the good paying jobs that have been going to other states,” said Doug Rothwell, BLM President and CEO. “This is clearly a win for Michigan families and Michigan communities as more people working in good paying jobs is not only good for them but good for Michigan.”

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BLM Launches Michigan Education Project

July 6, 2017

Business Leaders for Michigan announced that it has launched a study aimed at boosting K–12 school performance in Michigan.

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Key Steps to a Stronger Michigan

June 13, 2017

There are three major items before the legislature that need swift action that are essential to strengthening our state: 1) finalizing the budget 2) addressing unfunded pension liabilities, and 3) improving Michigan's ability to compete for large scale projects with hundreds of good paying jobs.

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77% of Michigan Residents Across State Support Good Jobs for Michigan Plan

June 7, 2017

More than three-quarters of all Michigan residents back the proposed Good Jobs for Michigan proposal, according to survey data released by coalition 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

May 25, 2017

Business leaders are optimistic about their companies’ ability to add new jobs and investment in Michigan, according to the latest quarterly survey of BLM members.

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Let’s Bring More Good Paying Jobs to Michigan

May 10, 2017

Michigan doesn't just need more jobs, we need more good jobs-jobs that help people afford the food, housing, child care and transportation they need to be prosperous. Good paying jobs will allow our residents to grow and thrive. Good paying jobs will make our state stronger and more competitive.

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BLM Releases Report Identifying Best Practices for Fiscal Stability

April 18, 2017

BLM will host a Leadership Summit on Fiscal Stability, bringing together business, municipal, state, and nonprofit leaders for an extended examination of state and local financial stability in Michigan and the steps needed to best position the state for long term prosperity.

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BLM Hosts Leadership Summit on Fiscal Stability April 17

April 3, 2017

Michigan’s top business executives, nonprofit and community leaders, educators, and policymakers will meet at Lansing’s Radisson Hotel on Monday, Apr 17 for a high-impact discussion of the state’s fiscal stability.

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Business Leaders for Michigan joins ‘Good Jobs for Michigan’ effort

March 16, 2017

The Good Jobs for Michigan legislation is comprised of Senate Bills 242, 243 and 244. The bills would allow simple, transparent and predictable incentives to fill critical gaps in Michigan’s business attraction toolkit, enabling the state to compete and secure projects of 250 and 500+ jobs.

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

March 15, 2017

Michigan business leaders continue to be optimistic about future growth prospects of the state and national economies, according to the latest quarterly survey of BLM members.

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Growing more good jobs for Michigan

March 8, 2017

We've got to do whatever it takes to grow more and better jobs right here at home. That includes making sure Michigan has basic but essential economic development and jobs attraction tool it needs to compete - a simple but potent tax incentive that's transparent, doesn't pick winners and losers and only pays out if jobs are created

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What’s next for Michigan?

February 13, 2017

Now, more than six years into MI's economic recovery, it's time to start looking ahead. We've been growing quickly, but will this growth be enough to sustain us in the event of a future economic downturn?

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Holistic approach will ensure Michigan can compete, isn’t left behind other states luring good jobs, investment

February 7, 2017

Today’s MI Thrive brownfield legislative package, sponsored by State Senator Ken Horn, is a crucial component to step up the state’s economic development efforts. It’s also just one half of a broader strategy to ensure Michigan can compete in the race for large-scale projects that can create hundreds of good-paying jobs in every community, said several state business and labor leaders and economic developers.

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Building the Infrastructure to Support a New Michigan

January 14, 2017

Thanks to the Governor's leadership on this issue, we now have findings from the 21st Century Infrastructure Commission that suggest there is better way of planning and prioritizing the state's future projects, so we can generate more efficient, effective results.

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