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Jen Nelson

Jen Nelson is Vice President of Public Policy and Economic Development for Business Leaders for Michigan (BLM). She is responsible for managing BLM’s policy efforts in the areas of K-12 education and economic and workforce development.

Prior to joining BLM, Jen served in several leadership roles at the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), including Executive Vice President and Chief Business Development Officer, Chief Operating Officer, and Legal Counsel.

Prior to working with the MEDC, Jen practiced as an attorney in Dykema Gossett’s public finance corporate group.

Jen holds a Bachelor of Science degree in speech communication from Northern Michigan University and a law degree from Michigan State University College of Law.

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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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2018 CEO Summit highlights statewide growth strategies

Nov 5, 2018

DETROIT — With election day approaching, top leaders from across Michigan came together in Detroit on Thursday, Nov. 1 to focus on tools for business growth, as well as a set of shared strategies fo...

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