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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.

More than a recovery: Investing ARP funding for future ROI

Where will Michigan be in 10 years? The last year and a half for many of us has felt like […]

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Michigan business leaders bullish on state economy, planning return to in-person work

Executives planning gradual return to offices, hybrid work models  DETROIT—Michigan’s business leaders see robust growth ahead in the state’s economy […]

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Local chambers statewide support ARP stimulus principles

On April 5, we sent a letter with the Detroit Regional Chamber, Grand Rapids Chamber, Small Business Association of Michigan, […]

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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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