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Anna Heaton

Anna Heaton works as Vice President of Marketing and Communications for Business Leaders for Michigan and is responsible for helping to build support for BLM’s key priorities such as education reform, infrastructure and economic development efforts.

Prior to joining Business Leaders for Michigan, Anna served as Press Secretary for Gov. Rick Snyder, serving as day-to-day media spokesperson in addition to working behind-the-scenes on strategic communications. Anna also worked under House Speaker Jase Bolger for four years, communicating complex issues such as tax reform, Detroit’s Grand Bargain and improved budgeting practices. Before beginning a career in government at the state level, Anna was an aide to Congresswoman Candice Miller in Washington, D.C.

Anna has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Sociology from Western Michigan University.

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One More Item On Our 2018 To-Do List

Dec 12, 2018

Leading What’s Next… As we come to the end of another calendar year, it’s great to reflect on all that has been accomplished. We’ve made new strides in connecting business with...

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BLM releases 2018 statewide economic benchmarking data

Nov 12, 2018

DETROIT, Mich.—Business Leaders for Michigan (BLM), the state’s business roundtable, released a major report on the state’s economic performance Monday, highlighting the impact of key policy and...

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BLM 3Q 2019 economic forecast: Business Leaders convey mixed views of Michigan, U.S. economies

Oct 16, 2019

DETROIT — Michigan’s business leaders will focus on the state’s ability to weather a major recession and thrive in a knowledge economy when they meet at a major CEO summit in Detroit next month....

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BLM 2Q 2019 economic forecast: Business leaders predict stable growth for Michigan, U.S.

Jul 31, 2019

Capital investment, job growth expected to remain stable over next 6–12 months but growing number see downturn ahead DETROIT— A majority of Michigan business leaders expect to continue or boost th...

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After 10 years of steady growth, Michigan’s economy faces headwinds

Jul 11, 2019

As of July, the U.S. economic recovery from the Great Recession is now the longest in American history, dating to the 1850s. Yet several factors are emerging that could leave the state more vulnerable...

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