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Doug Rothwell

Doug Rothwell has worked as an executive in the public, private and non-profit sectors. For the past decade, he’s led Business Leaders for Michigan – the state’s business roundtable. He’s served four Governors, including as Delaware’s Chief of Staff, President of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and chair of Governor Rick Snyder’s transition team. In the business world, he managed General Motors’ 400 million square foot global real estate portfolio and was the CAO at Bank of America’s credit card subsidiary.

Doug chairs the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, the American Center for Mobility and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Board of Visitors. He serves on the Board of Advisors for UNC athletics, the UNC Chancellor’s Philanthropic Council, the Board of Directors of ITC Holdings and the management board of the Renaissance Venture Capital Fund.


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Business Leaders for Michigan Rolls Out 2018 Economic, Policy Agenda

Mar 8, 2018

Michigan has come far, but has much more to do to become even stronger and a “Top Ten” state for jobs, personal income and a healthy economy. ...

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1Q 2018 Economic Forecast: Federal Tax Reform Will Boost U.S. and Michigan Economies

Mar 2, 2018

Michigan’s business leaders forecast stronger growth for both the U.S. and state economies due to federal tax reform, according to the latest quarterly survey of BLM members....

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It’s Time to Get Down to Business

Jan 20, 2018

The Amazon decision should rally us to work harder, much harder, to produce the talent we need to create good jobs. ...

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