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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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Is Michigan ready for the next recession? Not even close

Nov 19, 2019

From Crain’s Detroit – In the last couple of years, many economists have suggested that the U.S. economy could enter a recession in 2020 or 2021. Trade wars, ballooning corporate and perso...

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What actions can we take to keep accelerating Michigan’s growth?

Nov 19, 2019

That’s a wrap for another fantastic CEO Summit. Our event on Nov. 5 was aimed at figuring out what’s headed our way next: a recession? Further economic growth with new hires and business expansion...

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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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