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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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BLM Outlines Roadmap for Jump-Starting MI Infrastructure Improvements

January 12, 2017

Following a yearlong process of independent research by a globally-recognized consulting firm, Business Leaders for Michigan (BLM) today released a study of Michigan’s infrastructure that supports the findings of the Governor’s 21st Century Infrastructure Commission and issued a set of policy principles to guide implementation.

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 Michigan’s Journey to “Top Ten”

December 22, 2016

Our benchmarking shows that MI has succeeded in growing jobs and becoming more cost competitive since 2009. But progress raising income levels and GDP has been slower as most metrics that measure the value of locating in MI have mostly held steady over the same period.

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MI Economic Benchmarking Report Shows Need to Accelerate Progress to Become a Top Ten State

December 16, 2016

BLM issued its latest comprehensive report of key economic benchmarking data, which shows Michigan’s growth against key measures like employment, personal income, and productivity isn’t progressing fast enough to become a Top Ten state if current trends continue

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BLM 4Q 2016 Economic Forecast: Election Results Grow Optimism About MI & U.S. Economies

December 7, 2016

Michigan business leaders expressed growing optimism about future growth prospects of the state and national economies this quarter according to the latest quarterly survey of Business Leaders for Michigan (BLM), the state’s business roundtable.

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Getting Down to Business

November 16, 2016

Senate Bills 1153-55 are now under discussion and, if passed, these common-sense incentives could help make our state far more competitive.

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