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University Research Corridor Economic Impact Report 

January 7, 2014

Michigan’s University Research Corridor ranks high among eight university innovation clusters in a new measure that examines R&D spending, research commercialization and talent production, according...

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Michigan Poised to be Global Center of Mobility

December 11, 2013

Michigan has the potential to grow up to 100,000 new jobs in the state’s important automotive sector by becoming a center of excellence in advanced powertrain, lightweight and smart/connected transp...

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New Michigan: Global Center of Advanced Mobility

December 11, 2013

This report outlines a strategy to position Michigan for long-term growth in the auto sector as it continues to transition to an increasingly advanced technology-based sector....

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Engineering Village Business Plan

December 2, 2013

Business Leaders for Michigan’s (BLM) New Michigan strategy identified Michigan’s engineering talent as a key asset that could be leveraged to help grow the state’s economy into a Global Enginee...

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Designing Michigan’s Economic Future

December 2, 2013

Michigan can capitalize on its engineering strengths to become a leader in the knowledge economy of tomorrow, according to recommendations released today by Business Leaders for Michigan....

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Business Leader’s Insights: Local Government Collaboration in Michigan

November 12, 2013

This report explores the key economic factors impacting local governments nationally and in Michigan....

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BLM report shows Michigan local governments are collaborating, more can be done

November 12, 2013

Regional leaders in Michigan have been pursuing collaboration for some time and will have more opportunities to enhance collaboration in the years ahead, according to a report released today by BLM. ...

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Playing to Win

November 6, 2013

At Business Leaders for Michigan, we believe in basing actions on facts – not just what we think. That means we have to know how Michigan stacks up to our competitors to reach our goal of making Mic...

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BLM 3Q 2013 Economic Forecast: MI Will Grow Faster Than U.S. in Long-Term

October 15, 2013

Business Leaders for Michigan continues to forecast that Michigan’s economy will grow faster than the U.S. economy over the next eighteen months. ...

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2013 Economic Competitiveness Benchmarking Report

October 1, 2013

This report provides a fact-based assessment of Michigan’s economic competitiveness relative to other states and nations. Michigan’s performance is compared with that of other states on key outp...

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Survey Finds “Great Optimism for Detroit”

September 26, 2013

A new survey of Detroit voters reveals city residents’ abiding belief in the city’s future, with more than 60 percent of respondents saying things will get better during the next year....

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BLM 2Q 2013 Economic Forecast: MI will continue to grow faster than U.S. over next 18 months

August 1, 2013

Business Leaders for Michigan continues to forecast that Michigan’s economy will grow faster than the U.S. economy over the next six to eighteen months. ...

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Michigan’s Logistics & Supply Chain Strategy Strategic Plan 2013-2020

April 12, 2013

This plan was developed in collaboration with state business, economic development, university and nonprofit leaders. It is a blueprint for building a logistics and supply chain ecosystem that creates...

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BLM 1Q 2013 Economic Forecast: Michigan will continue to grow faster than U.S. economy

April 11, 2013

Business Leaders for Michigan continues to forecast that Michigan’s economy will grow faster than the U.S. economy over the next six to eighteen months. ...

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Business Leaders’ Insights: Michigan’s Workforce Strengths and Challenges

March 20, 2013

This paper summarizes research BLM conducted to identify economic trends that will influence Michigan’s workforce needs, and suggests ways we can support state residents to meet those needs now and ...

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