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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.

Historic moment offers chance to rework Michigan’s economic strategy

The last year and a half caused many of us to pause and reflect on our future, and our state […]

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Board statement on elections reform, voting rights

“The right to vote in free and fair elections is the foundation of our representative democracy and is integral to […]

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Jeff Donofrio statement on child care accessibility and affordability proposals

Jeff Donofrio, President and CEO of Business Leaders for Michigan, made the following statement after the child care accessibility and […]

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More than a recovery: Investing ARP funding for future ROI

Where will Michigan be in 10 years? The last year and a half for many of us has felt like […]

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Local chambers statewide support ARP stimulus principles

On April 5, we sent a letter with the Detroit Regional Chamber, Grand Rapids Chamber, Small Business Association of Michigan, […]

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State of the State response from Jeff Donofrio, President & CEO

The Governor’s State of the State address had an overarching theme: to make short- and long-term progress in Michigan, bipartisanship […]

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Making racial equity a priority in a year with many urgencies

We believe Michigan should be a place that is welcoming to all, and our workplaces should reflect the diverse populations […]

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A goodbye, and a new leader on the road to the Top Ten

You may have heard that I am retiring at the end of the year. During the nearly thirty years I […]

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The Road to Leveraging Michigan’s Strengths

In recent months, Michigan’s greatest assets have been full display. While the devastating impacts of COVID-19 have been felt around […]

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