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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.

Michigan’s business community to leaders: Use stimulus funds to transform our state, create sustainable growth

LANSING, Mich. – Michigan’s leading business associations representing thousands of employers have issued a call to government leaders: use federal […]

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MI Business Leaders predict Q3 return to in-person work, improved economic outcomes this year

Top executives cautiously optimistic about 2021 economic conditions LANSING—A newly updated and expanded survey of Michigan’s business leaders reflects a […]

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Executive budget recommendation prioritizes investments in K-12 education, talent and the mobility industry

Key investments in these areas will boost the state’s post-pandemic recovery LANSING – Business Leaders for Michigan, the state’s business […]

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State of the State response from Jeff Donofrio, President & CEO

The Governor’s State of the State address had an overarching theme: to make short- and long-term progress in Michigan, bipartisanship […]

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Making racial equity a priority in a year with many urgencies

We believe Michigan should be a place that is welcoming to all, and our workplaces should reflect the diverse populations […]

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A goodbye, and a new leader on the road to the Top Ten

You may have heard that I am retiring at the end of the year. During the nearly thirty years I […]

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Business Leaders for Michigan releases 3Q 2020 economic forecast

Results reflect greater optimism, hinging on prevention of full second wave of virus DETROIT— In a reversal of second quarter […]

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Business Leaders for Michigan announces new President & Chief Executive Officer

Business Leaders for Michigan announces new President & Chief Executive Officer LANSING, Mich. – Business Leaders for Michigan today announced […]

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Business Leaders for Michigan launches intense focus on work to eliminate racial inequity in Michigan

Lansing, MI – Business Leaders for Michigan today announced its commitment to eliminating the racial inequities that exist in Michigan […]

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