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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.

There’s no single solution that will turnaround Michigan

When you’re down, you often look for role models to inspire your growth or a simple way to fix whatever […]

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UM, MSU & WSU Presidents speak about importance of higher education in growing Michigan’s economy

Guests: MSU President Lou Anna Simon UM President Mary Sue Coleman WSU President Allan Gilmour Listen as the presidents of […]

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Whirlpool Provides Investment, Leadership in SW Michigan

Located in Michigan for a century, the Whirlpool Corporation has upped its investment in the Benton Harbor community.  The company […]

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Finally, the Nation is Noticing the Michigan “Turnaround”

Over the past week or two, the national media has finally started to notice that Michigan is getting its act […]

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The Auto Club Group Pursues Key Public-Private Partnerships

The Auto Club Group, based in Dearborn, has developed vital new initiatives as part of its ongoing efforts to invest […]

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Good News for the Future Michigan Economy

University of Michigan President Mary Sue Coleman announced plans to invest $25 million from its endowment fund over the next […]

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Next Step To Competitiveness: PPT Reform

During times like these, we need to be doing all we can to encourage investment.  But Michigan’s Personal Property Tax […]

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Michigan Metros Strong In Recovery, Weak In Overall Performance

The most recent Brookings study of the 100 largest U.S. metro areas performance before and after the recession shows that […]

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Legislature Passes Sensible Benefit Reform

Check off another Turnaround Plan objective as being accomplished – requiring school & local government employees to pay 20% towards […]

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