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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.

2019 Goal: Finding Common Ground

2018 was a great year for Michigan, as we hit record lows in our unemployment rate, our population ticked up […]

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Crystal Ball 2019 Outlook Q&A: Doug Rothwell, Business Leaders for Michigan

Infrastructure and education remain at the top of the policy agenda for 2019 for Business Leaders for Michigan, a statewide […]

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One More Item On Our 2018 To-Do List

Leading What’s Next… As we come to the end of another calendar year, it’s great to reflect on all that […]

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BLM 4Q 2018 Economic Forecast: Majority of Business Leaders Predict Stable or Growing Jobs and Investment in MI

DETROIT— More than 80 percent of Michigan’s largest companies forecast their employment and investment in Michigan will stay the same […]

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BLM releases 2018 statewide economic benchmarking data

DETROIT, Mich.—Business Leaders for Michigan (BLM), the state’s business roundtable, released a major report on the state’s economic performance Monday, […]

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2018 CEO Summit highlights statewide growth strategies

DETROIT — With election day approaching, top leaders from across Michigan came together in Detroit on Thursday, Nov. 1 to […]

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BLM 3Q 2018 Economic Forecast: Business leaders signal slower growth

DETROIT, Mich. – Michigan’s business leaders predict slower growth during the next six to 18 months, according to the latest quarterly […]

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Business Leaders for Michigan announces new Vice President of Marketing and Communications

Anna Heaton, currently Governor Rick Snyder’s Press Secretary, will join Business Leaders for Michigan in early October, the organization announced […]

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Open letter regarding civility in public discourse

There are more than 220 individuals and groups who have signed on to this letter, spearheaded by Gov. Rick Snyder. […]

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