Items Tagged with 'Business Leaders for Michigan'

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Slow grow: Business leaders’ predictions reflect doubts

Quarterly survey finds fewer expect economy to improve in the next 18 months.

June 10, 2016
Some of Michigan’s top business leaders forecast slow economic growth over the next year and a half for the state and nation. Read More

Mobility tops list of BLM’s priorities

Report identifies state’s automotive legacy as a building block for prosperity.

February 12, 2016
This year’s roadmap to building a successful state shifts into gear as it looks to growth and stability and opportunities as a potential leading mobility state. Read More

Michigan’s General Fund: another example of government unable to manage itself

June 19, 2015
In the June 15 issue of GRBJ, a quote from a news release attributed to Business Leaders for Michigan and its President and CEO Doug Rothwell was noteworthy. Read More

Business leaders sound alarm

Companies partner with educators.

April 10, 2015
The disconnect between workers’ skills and what employers need is reaching “emergency” proportions. Read More

Lift the gates off policies and practices creating hurdles to employment

April 10, 2015
Business Leaders for Michigan senior executives focused on an “emergency” in educational skill sets during a CEO panel discussion in Grand Rapids, and after all the presentations and discussions, the result seemed to be a foregone conclusion: A disconnect between educators and business owners and a mismatch of needed skill sets is to blame for thousands of unfilled job positions. Read More

Statewide effort launches bioscience planning process

Other successful industry hubs have a viable game plan.

April 3, 2015
Organizations representing the bioscience sector across Michigan are participating in an initiative to develop a strategic plan to guide the industry’s growth. Read More

BLM report emphasizes higher ed as economic driver

February 13, 2015
The state’s business organization committed to making Michigan a Top 10 state has released a new report highlighting a critical role higher education can play in long-term statewide economic growth. Read More

Business Leaders for Michigan produces CEO Summit

November 11, 2014
There won’t be any shortage of West Michigan names and faces at the third-annual Michigan CEO Summit being put on Thursday in downtown Detroit by Business Leaders for Michigan. Read More

Event provides matchmaking for Michigan business

Summit will hook up suppliers of all kinds with potential large customers.

September 12, 2014
Business Leaders for Michigan and Michigan Economic Development Corp.’s Pure Michigan Business Connect are planning an invitation-only supplier summit Oct. 8 at the Lansing Center. Read More

BLM: Michigan outperforming U.S. economy

A survey of the largest state employers shows they are increasingly optimistic.

April 25, 2014
Business Leaders for Michigan, a statewide organization of corporate executives based in Detroit, is projecting the Michigan and U.S. economies will grow in the next six to 18 months, but expects Michigan’s economy to continue to outperform the U.S. economy. Read More