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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.

Statement on the Michigan Supreme Court’s ruling that the state’s civil rights law prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation

“Business Leaders for Michigan has long advocated for the rights of the LGBTQ+ community. Our people are the lifeblood of […]

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Michigan’s Path to the Top 10: Invest in people

Businesses go where the talent is based. Michigan is in a race with other states for talented people to fill […]

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Business Leaders for Michigan – FY23 Budget Statement

“We applaud the Legislature and Governor for reaching a bipartisan budget agreement that will help Michigan win jobs and new […]

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COMMENTARY: Michigan Requires Equitable Education and Economic Investments to Compete Against Top-Performing States

As published in The Michigan Chronicle May 25, 2022 By Jeff Donofrio, Dr. M. Roy Wilson, and Cindy Pasky There’s […]

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“Compete to Win” – Business Leaders for Michigan charts path to make Michigan a more prosperous, thriving state

Plan outlines how government, community, education and business leaders can advance Michigan’s economic growth   DETROIT, May 23, 2022 — […]

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Michigan’s Path to the Top 10: Do better by our kids

Education is foundational to Michigan’s success. The state must have best-in-class K-12 and post-secondary education and training systems to prepare […]

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Business Leaders for Michigan statement on $4.7 billion infrastructure agreement

Business Leaders for Michigan applauds the Michigan Legislature and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on the bipartisan supplemental spending bill and continued […]

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Michigan business leaders confident on Michigan economy, but feel the impacts of labor shortages and inflation

70% of executives say U.S. and Michigan economies will stay the same or improve over the next six to 12 […]

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Business Leaders for Michigan announces Ryan Tarrant as Chief Operating Officer

Business Leaders for Michigan announces Ryan Tarrant as Chief Operating Officer Tarrant succeeds Sabrina Keeley, who is retiring after 16 […]

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