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2Q 2018 Economic Forecast: Federal Tax Reform Will Continue to Advance U.S. Economy

May 23, 2018

Michigan’s business leaders continue to forecast stronger growth for both the U.S. and state economies specifically citing the continuing effects of federal tax reform, according to the latest quarterly survey of BLM members.

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BLM Releases Report and Principles on K–12 Education in Michigan

March 20, 2018

BLM issued its review of best practices in K–12 education and a set of principles that can lead to better student performance, with the goal of making Michigan one of the nation’s top 10 states for student learning and talent development.

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Business Leaders for Michigan Rolls Out 2018 Economic, Policy Agenda

March 8, 2018

Michigan has come far, but has much more to do to become even stronger and a “Top Ten” state for jobs, personal income and a healthy economy.

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1Q 2018 Economic Forecast: Federal Tax Reform Will Boost U.S. and Michigan Economies

March 2, 2018

Michigan’s business leaders forecast stronger growth for both the U.S. and state economies due to federal tax reform, according to the latest quarterly survey of BLM members.

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It’s Time to Get Down to Business

January 20, 2018

The Amazon decision should rally us to work harder, much harder, to produce the talent we need to create good jobs.

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A New Year with New Opportunities to Grow

January 12, 2018

In 2018, BLM will be working to codify into law the practices that have been used to strengthen Michigan's fiscal position. We will continue to emphasize the importance of producing the talent we need to create good jobs by improving our K-12 and job training systems, and making college education more affordable.

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Joint Letter to Gov. Snyder on Maintaining K-12 Standards & Assessments

December 6, 2017

View a copy of a December 5, 2017  letter sent to Governor Rick Snyder from Business Leaders for Michigan, Detroit Regional Chamber and the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce expressing strong opposition to the changes recently proposed by the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) to the M-STEP – the third round of changes in...

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Acting Decisively. Investing Strategically.

November 9, 2017

Nearly 500 business executives, nonprofit and community leaders, and policymakers met at the sixth annual Michigan CEO Summit to discuss what it takes to succeed and prosper today, both as individual enterprises and as a state.

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Business Leaders for Michigan Applauds U.S. House Tax Reform Plan

November 2, 2017

Business Leaders for Michigan today lauded the House’s tax reform legislation, which includes a provision to lower the corporate tax rate.

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Find Guaranteed High-Voltage Insight, Inspiration at 2017 Michigan CEO Summit

October 4, 2017

From talent recruitment and retention to staying on top of quickly evolving technology, the 2017 Michigan CEO Summit and its dynamic, diverse speakers are guaranteed to keep attendees riveted and put a spotlight on the top ways to adapt, compete and thrive in today’s ever-changing global marketplace.

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MI Voters Think Schools Doing Better Than They Are

September 28, 2017

BLM released findings from a recent survey on K–12 education, which show strong voter interest for greater improvement in Michigan schools.

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BLM 3Q 2017 Economic Forecast: MI’s Top Business Leaders Continue to Anticipate Investment, Jobs During Next Six Months

September 26, 2017

The state’s largest businesses forecast stable to increasing economic activity for both Michigan and the U.S. according to the latest quarterly survey of BLM members.

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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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