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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.

Opinion: Fixing Michigan schools will take time, hard work, investment

As published in the Detroit Free Press August 13, 2022 By Jeff Donofrio and Paula Herbart Historically, our public education […]

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Michigan’s Path to the Top 10: Invest in people

Businesses go where the talent is based. Michigan is in a race with other states for talented people to fill […]

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COMMENTARY: Michigan Requires Equitable Education and Economic Investments to Compete Against Top-Performing States

As published in The Michigan Chronicle May 25, 2022 By Jeff Donofrio, Dr. M. Roy Wilson, and Cindy Pasky There’s […]

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Michigan’s Path to the Top 10: Do better by our kids

Education is foundational to Michigan’s success. The state must have best-in-class K-12 and post-secondary education and training systems to prepare […]

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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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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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