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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 poll shows voters broadly agree on top issues the state must focus on to improve competitiveness

Michigan voters also slightly optimistic about the direction of the state’s economy and very optimistic about their own personal economic […]

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Michigan executives optimistic about their businesses despite concerns the economy is softening

90% of those surveyed expect to have the same or increased employment in Michigan in the next 6-12 months 52% […]

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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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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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“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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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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Business Leaders for Michigan statement on Governor Whitmer’s FY2023 Executive Budget Recommendation

We welcome key elements of Governor Whitmer’s budget, including funding to improve infrastructure, provide resources to K-12 schools and the […]

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