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MI CEO Summit Keynote Speakers Announced 

August 1, 2016

Two globally-acclaimed business leaders will headline the fifth annual Michigan CEO Summit to be held November 10, 2016 at The Westin Book Cadillac in Detroit.

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BLM Website Updated to Reflect House Candidates’ Level of Support for Plan to Build a New Michigan

July 22, 2016

In preparation for the state’s August 2 primary election, the Business Leaders for Michigan Political Action Committee II today released an updated section of the Business Leaders for Michigan (BLM) website which details how candidates for the Michigan House of Representatives align with the Plan to Build a New Michigan and announced support for candidates in several open primaries.

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BLM 1Q 2016 Economic Forecast: MI and U.S. short & long-term economies flat; little growth expected

May 24, 2016

The latest quarterly survey of Business Leaders for Michigan forecasts that the Michigan and U.S. economies will continue to experience modest growth over the next six and eighteen months.

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BLM Urges Support for the Senate’s Detroit Public Schools Reform Package

May 9, 2016

Michigan’s top business leaders support a Detroit Public Schools reform package that largely aligns with the plan that passed the Michigan Senate with support from the governor.

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BLM: Michigan Can Meet Demand for Most Jobs Through 2018, but Long-Term Talent Supply Threatened by Demographic and Education Trends

April 27, 2016

Michigan’s top economic leaders today issued a series of findings that forecast the state’s readiness to fill high-paying, high-demand jobs with educated and skilled workers.

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American Center for Mobility forms board of directors, names CEO

March 18, 2016

A nonprofit organization and a board of directors have been formed to handle operations for the new American Center for Mobility.

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Business Leaders for Michigan Offers Legislative Testimony on Higher Education Funding

March 10, 2016

BLM provided testimony today to a joint session of the state House and Senate Higher Education Appropriations Subcommittees on the importance of linking higher education funding to performance-based metrics.

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BLM Unveils New Website

March 8, 2016

BLM today rolled out its new website featuring research and data about Michigan’s competitiveness, compelling information about its strategies and priorities, along with critical news and action items.

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Business Leaders For Michigan’s Statement on the FY 2017 Executive Budget Recommendation

February 10, 2016

Business Leaders for Michigan (BLM) released a statement on Governor Rick Snyder’s Executive Budget recommendation.

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Business Leaders For Michigan Rolls Out 2016 Economic Policy Agenda

February 9, 2016

Business Leaders for Michigan today unveiled its agenda for continuing Michigan’s progress toward more jobs, higher incomes, and a healthy economy.

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BLM 4Q 2015 Economic Forecast: Slower Near & Long-term Growth; Better in Michigan Than Nation

January 26, 2016

The latest quarterly survey of Business Leaders for Michigan forecasts that the Michigan and U.S. economies will generate very slow growth over the short and long term. They are slightly more optimistic about Michigan’s economy in long-term.

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MI Universities Show Compelling Growth

December 14, 2015

Michigan’s public universities are showing impressive gains, according to the 2015 update of Business Leaders for Michigan’s Performance Tracker for Public Universities. Business Leaders for Michigan (BLM) has identified higher education as both critical to producing the talent Michigan needs and a key economic sector that has the potential to build a New Michigan economy.

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When It Comes to Talent, Michigan Needs More…of Everything

December 10, 2015

A group of public, private and postsecondary institutions are joining forces to increase educational attainment across Michigan. The “Keep Learning, Michigan. For All It’s Worth.” campaign launches this week, with a website and social media messages aimed at heightening awareness of the need for teens and adults to continue their education and training beyond high school.

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Michigan CEOs Review Economic Progress, Discuss Statewide Prosperity at Summit

November 12, 2015

Michigan’s economic future is threatened by a lack of cohesion behind a common strategy for growing the economy and prioritizing investments in areas that will improve the state’s overall competitiveness such as education and training beyond high school, innovation and assets and economic development according to panelists presenting at today’s CEO summit hosted by Business Leaders for Michigan (BLM) in Detroit.

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Business Leaders for Michigan issues statement in response to action on the road funding package

November 3, 2015

“This road funding package provides substantial funding toward fixing our roads. While it doesn't meet all of our objectives for funding transportation – it meets many of them,” said Doug Rothwell, BLM President and CEO.

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