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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.

Amend the Elliot-Larsen Civil Rights Act to include sexual orientation and gender identity

To: Members of the Michigan Legislature From: Michigan’s Business Community Date: January 23, 2023 Re: Amend the Elliot-Larsen Civil Rights […]

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Business Leaders for Michigan response to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s State of the State

Governor Whitmer gave a strong State of the State speech focused on helping Michigan compete to win. We share her […]

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Michigan business leaders remain confident in Michigan, continue to see high demand for talent

About 80%of Michigan business leaders struggle to fill jobs, and cite talent as the prime decision-making factor for expanding operations Growing […]

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Michigan makes progress but needs to accelerate the pace to keep up with competitors, according to new Business Leaders for Michigan Top 10 Benchmarking

DETROIT— Business Leaders for Michigan today released its updated benchmarking report comparing Michigan’s performance against the Top 10 states. In […]

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Business Leaders for Michigan statement on the outcome of the 2022 midterm elections

Congratulations to Governor Gretchen Whitmer on her election to a second term, as well as all those elected to the […]

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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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