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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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BLM 1Q 2019 economic forecast: Majority of MI Business Leaders optimistic about state, U.S. economic strength

Apr 10, 2019

DETROIT— Optimism remains strong among Michigan’s business community, with most leaders anticipating continuing growth during the remainder of 2019. “Michigan’s business leaders remain bullish...

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If you build it, they will come.

Apr 9, 2019

If you build it, they will come. The start of baseball season is upon us, and so is a fresh two-year legislative session offering many opportunities to address our biggest challenges. In the past seve...

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American Center for Mobility Launches Its Second Workforce Development Study

Apr 4, 2019

In collaboration with the Michigan Alliance for Greater Mobility Advancement (MAGMA), the American Center for Mobility (ACM) launches an additional study to better understand workforce needs in the mo...

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