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BLM 1Q 2017 Economic Forecast : Optimism Still High Among Business Leaders About MI & U.S. Economies

Michigan business leaders continue to be optimistic about future growth prospects of the state and national economies, according to the latest quarterly survey of BLM members.

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Growing more good jobs for Michigan

We've got to do whatever it takes to grow more and better jobs right here at home. That includes making sure Michigan has basic but essential economic development and jobs attraction tool it needs to compete - a simple but potent tax incentive that's transparent, doesn't pick winners and losers and only pays out if jobs are created

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Past Events


2016 Michigan CEO Summit

Nov 10, 2016

On November 10th, Business Leaders for Michigan held its 5th annual Michigan CEO Summit.  An audience of 400+ leaders from the fields of business, policy, philanthropy, education and advocacy gathered at the Westin Book Cadillac to discuss innovative ways for companies – and our state – to compete in a global economy.  The conference explored...

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2015 Michigan CEO Summit

Nov 12, 2015

Michigan’s economic future is threatened by a lack of cohesion behind a common strategy for growing the economy and prioritizing investments in areas that will improve the state’s overall competitiveness such as education and training beyond high school, innovation and assets and economic development according to panelists presenting at today’s CEO summit hosted by Business...

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BLM 2015 Leadership Summit: Building A New Michigan

Mar 26, 2015

Nearly 500 Michigan business and policy leaders convened in Lansing today to explore the state’s most promising economic growth opportunities. Hosted by Business Leaders for Michigan (BLM), the third annual Building a New Michigan Leadership Summit offered projections, data, and strategies for accelerating Michigan’s economy. “Michigan has natural assets and strengths capable of driving long-term job, income and...

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