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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.

Statewide business organizations share statement on budget negotiations

The Michigan Chamber of Commerce, Business Leaders for Michigan, the Detroit Regional Chamber, the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce, […]

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Statement on auto no-fault insurance reform

Statement from Doug Rothwell, President & CEO of Business Leaders for Michigan: “Business Leaders for Michigan applauds Governor Gretchen Whitmer, […]

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Business Leaders for Michigan applauds MSF approval of Jobs Ready Michigan

LANSING, Mich. – Recognizing growing talent needs, Business Leaders for Michigan (BLM) engaged Public Sector Consultants to research and analyze […]

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BLM 1Q 2019 economic forecast: Majority of MI Business Leaders optimistic about state, U.S. economic strength

DETROIT— Optimism remains strong among Michigan’s business community, with most leaders anticipating continuing growth during the remainder of 2019. “Michigan’s […]

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Statewide business organizations announce partnership with Governor Whitmer aimed at shaping and approving “Michigan Reconnect” and “MI Opportunity Scholarship”   

LANSING, March 28, 2019 – Today, four major business organizations announced key support for Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s goal of increasing […]

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Business Leaders for Michigan issue infrastructure call to action at Lansing event, release new report outlining transportation funding solutions

Transportation investment urgently needed to keep MI competitive LANSING—Michigan’s aging roads and bridges pose a growing threat to our state’s […]

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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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