We know Michigan has the capability to do so, and it will require that our economic development strategy and systems are best-in-class and bridge the gap between political parties, regions and industries.
Michigan’s economic development agencies, including the Michigan Economic Development Corp., have been essential in supporting job creation, making our state more competitive, and improving the quality of life for all residents. They will need to continue to have the right structure and resources to quickly adapt and meet the challenges of the coming decade.
- To craft a bold economic development strategy that sets a course for Michigan’s economic resurgence for decades to come, transcending political cycles and terms of office.
- A specific plan to keep Michigan No. 1 in advanced mobility and electric vehicle research and development and manufacturing.
- A state economic development system that evolves and is best-in-class, with the tools needed to grow jobs and attract new companies.
- Significant investments in people, education systems and talent development.
- Strengthened regions that retain and attract people and businesses.
- To provide opportunity for all residents by removing barriers to work and narrowing equity gaps.
- To ensure that Michigan’s business ecosystem, including its infrastructure, supports economic growth.
- To grow our innovation culture that supports early-state, high-potential firms of all types.
Business Leaders for Michigan, Jeff Donofrio, president and CEO