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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.

Business Leaders for Michigan suggests budget shortfall mitigation efforts for state government

President & CEO Doug Rothwell also joins other biz roundtable CEOs seeking federal aid for state and local governments LANSING, […]

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Business Leaders for Michigan Shares COVID-19 Economic Recovery Plan

Restart, Restructure, Reignite proposal makes policy recommendations positioning Michigan for a swift, sustainable economic turnaround LANSING, Mich. – Business Leaders […]

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Business Leaders for Michigan President & Chief Executive Officer Doug Rothwell to retire at year’s end

Business Leaders for Michigan (BLM), the state’s business roundtable, announced today that President and Chief Executive Officer, Doug Rothwell, will […]

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Statement on stay-at-home order: First priority is to protect public’s health and safety

“Business Leaders for Michigan recognizes that we are experiencing a public health emergency that is unprecedented in our lifetime. The […]

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Business Leaders for Michigan Economic Forecast: MI Expected to Continue Growing Slower than Nation

LANSING—Michigan’s largest employers anticipate the state’s economic growth will continue to lag that of the U.S., though they are generally […]

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Business Leaders for Michigan releases data-based strategic plan, offering solutions for Michigan’s toughest problems

Independent data on 50+ indicators of Michigan’s success compared to other states now available LANSING, Mich. – Executive leadership from […]

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What actions can we take to keep accelerating Michigan’s growth?

That’s a wrap for another fantastic CEO Summit. Our event on Nov. 5 was aimed at figuring out what’s headed […]

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BLM 3Q 2019 economic forecast: Business Leaders convey mixed views of Michigan, U.S. economies

DETROIT — Michigan’s business leaders will focus on the state’s ability to weather a major recession and thrive in a […]

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BLM 2Q 2019 economic forecast: Business leaders predict stable growth for Michigan, U.S.

Capital investment, job growth expected to remain stable over next 6–12 months but growing number see downturn ahead DETROIT— A […]

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