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Policy Positions

At Business Leaders for Michigan, we work tirelessly to shape policies, ideas and opportunities in an effort to improve Michigan’s competitiveness and make our state more attractive for jobs, investment and economic growth. Our efforts are currently focused on a number of key issues that impact the health and growth of Michigan’s economic climate. Take a minute to explore our state and federal public policy positions below.

State

Policy Position: Community Development Incentives

Business Leaders for Michigan supports the adoption of community development incentives comparable to competitor states, especially those that improve Michigan’s ability to attract large investments.

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Policy Position: Infrastructure

Business Leaders for Michigan supports significant new funding to support long-term infrastructure solutions

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Policy Position: Fiscal Stability

Business Leaders for Michigan supports the following policy principles to strengthen long-term fiscal stability and help build a stronger business climate

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Policy Position: 0-12 Education

Business Leaders for Michigan believes a strong 0-12 education system is critical to Michigan’s competitiveness.

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Policy Position: Higher Education

Business Leaders for Michigan believes higher education is critical to meeting future workforce needs and represents a significant opportunity to grow the economy.

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Federal

Policy Position: Immigration Reform

In accordance with the Michigan Turnaround Plan, BLM supports advocating objectives to attract educated workers and skilled immigrants to Michigan and be a welcoming place to all

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Policy Position: R&D Investments

BLM supports advocating for the federal government to make investments in R & D spending a priority

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Policy Position: Tax Reform

BLM supports advocating for the federal government to improve America’s business tax climate

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Policy Position: Transportation

BLM supports advocating a strong transportation system and strengthen Michigan’s logistics infrastructure

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