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BLM 2014 Leadership Summit: Building a New Michigan

Monday, March 10th, 2014

8:00am - 1:30pm

Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center

219 S Harrison Rd, East Lansing, MI 48824

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Michigan's potential to lead in job creation & economic growth

William Parfet, Chairman & CEO, MPI Research, discusses Michigan's potential to become a national leader in job creation and economic growth by leveraging its strength.
William Parfet, Chairman & CEO, MPI Research

2014 New Michigan Summit: A Progress Report from BLM CEO Doug Rothwell

BLM President & CEO Doug Rothwell provides as overview of Michigan's progress toward growing a New Michigan and leveraging six of Michigan's tremendous assets - higher education, life sciences, natural resources, mobility, engineering, logistics/supply chain - to grow the economy and become a Top Ten state.
Doug Rothwell, Business Leaders for Michigan, President & CEO

Highlights: Higher Education Marketplace

This video features highlights from a panel focused on Michigan's higher education system, presented at Business Leaders for Michigan's 2nd annual Leadership Summit: Building a New Michigan on March 10, 2014.
Charles Hasemann, Executive Director, MSU Innovation Center
Laura Prieskorn, Senior Vice President and CAO, Jackson National Life Insurance Company
Tim Daman, President & CEO, Lansing Regional Chamber

Highlights: Life Sciences Hub

At the 2nd annual New Michigan Summit on March 10, 2014, panelists discussed venture capital's role in growing Michigan's life sciences sector.
Kevin McLeod, Managing Director, Michigan Medical Device Accelerator
Roger Newton, Founder, Executive Chairman & Chief Scientific Officer, Esperion Therapeutics, Inc.
Moderator: Jan Garfinkle, Managing Director, Arboretum Ventures

Highlights: Global Engineering Village

Highlights from 2nd annual Business Leaders for Michigan New Michigan Summit panel that explored Michigan's potential to grow and brand the state's engineering sector to become the Global Engineering Village. Panelists include: David Munson, Jr., Dean, University of Michigan Engineering School Moderator: Sarah Webster, Editor in Chief, Manufacturing Engineering Media
Jerry Hollister, Chief Operating Officer, Niowave, Inc.

Highlights: Gateway to the Midwest

This video features highlights from a panel focused on growing Michigan's logistics and supply chain opportunities to position our state as the Gateway to the Midwest! It was presented at Business Leaders for Michigan's 2nd annual Leadership Summit: Building a New Michigan on March 10, 2014.
Paul Brake, President, I-69 International Trade Corridor Next Michigan Development Corporation
Joseph Nardone, Director of Development, Wayne County Airport Authority
Maureen Krauss, Vice President of Economic Development, Detroit Regional Chamber

Highlights: Global Center of Mobility

This video features highlights from a panel focused on Michigan's potential to become the Global Center of Mobility, presented at Business Leaders for Michigan's 2nd annual Leadership Summit: Building a New Michigan on March 10, 2014.
Jay Baron, Chairman, President & CEO, Center for Automotive Research
Edward Krause, Global Manager, External Alliances, Research and Advanced Engineering, Ford Motor Company
Paul Krutko, President & CEO, Ann Arbor SPARK

Highlights: Natural Resources Economy

This video features highlights from a panel focused on Michigan's Natural Resources Economy, presented at Business Leaders for Michigan's 2nd annual Leadership Summit: Building a New Michigan on March 10, 2014.
Cindy Larson, President, Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce
Jean Redfield, President & CEO, NextEnergy
John Austin, Director, Michigan Economic Center

Let's Grow a New Michigan!

Let's grow a New Michigan based on what Michigan is good at and what the world needs! This video was released at the Business Leaders for Michigan (BLM) 2014 Leadership Summit in East Lansing on March 10, 2014, where nearly 500 business and policy executives came together to discuss ways to build a New Michigan economy. Attendees at the 2nd annual summit heard updates on the state's recent progress in 6 areas identified in BLM's New Michigan Strategy as having the greatest potential to grow good jobs and a sustainable economy quickly - engineering, higher education, mobility, logistics/supply chain, natural resources and life sciences.

Global Engineering Village

Life Sciences Hub

Natural Resources Economy

Walbridge CEO John Rakolta Jr. on Michigan's potential to become the Global Center of Mobility

John Rakolta, Jr., Chairman and CEO of Walbridge, Inc. discusses Michigan's opportunity to become the Global Center of Mobility. Discussing plans to build an automotive research center on the site of the former Willow Run plant, he says, "Michigan can retain the leadership it already has in the global automotive community." This video was released at the Business Leaders for Michigan (BLM) 2014 Leadership Summit in East Lansing on March 10, 2014, where nearly 500 business and policy executives came together to discuss ways to build a New Michigan economy.
John Rakolta, Jr., Chairman and CEO of Walbridge, Inc.

Presidents Coleman & Wilson of UM and WSU discuss the missions of Michigan's public universities.

President M. Roy Wilson of Wayne State University and President Mary Sue Coleman of the University of Michigan discuss the missions of Michigan's public universities: education, research, service and economic development. In addition, they describe their involvement in Michigan's University Research Corridor, a collaboration of Michigan State University, Wayne State University and the University of Michigan. Learn more at http://urcmich.org/ This video was released at the Business Leaders for Michigan (BLM) 2014 Leadership Summit in East Lansing on March 10, 2014, where nearly 500 business and policy executives came together to discuss ways to build a New Michigan economy.
M. Roy Wilson, President, Wayne State University
Mary Sue Coleman, President, University of Michigan

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