Items Tagged with 'Business Leaders for Michigan'


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

BLM updates strategic plan

The Michigan Turnaround Plan will emphasize three steps instead of six.

April 4, 2014
Almost five years after the launch of the Michigan Turnaround Plan by the Business Leaders for Michigan, the statewide organization of top executives from 80 leading companies and universities is unveiling a change in strategy to continue the state’s progress toward more jobs, higher incomes and a healthier economy. Read More

Executives forecast positive economic growth

State’s recovery should outpace national economy.

February 21, 2014
In the race for economic development and recovery, Michigan might have a head start. Read More

BLM: Michigan's public universities outperform their peers

But Michigan universities receive less state funding than in other states.

October 18, 2013
Business Leaders for Michigan, organized a few years ago to push for a turnaround in the state’s economy and business climate, has released its updated Performance Tracker for Michigan public universities, which indicates they outperform their peers in other states in producing graduates with the critical skills employers need. Read More

Renaissance VC 'fund of funds' drives $300M to Michigan startups

July 11, 2013
Who funds Michigan's venture capital funds? Read More

MichBio, BLM work on strategy to grow life sciences industry

March 29, 2013
Members of Business Leaders for Michigan, plus experts in the life sciences, pharmaceutical and medical device industries in the state, met at MichBio in Ann Arbor last week to begin development of strategies for growing Michigan’s bio-sciences industry. Read More

Report: Michigan workers lack upgraded job skills

Study also finds workers in the near future may lack the higher education needed.

March 22, 2013
Michigan, according to the organization Business Leaders for Michigan, is following a national trend and becoming a knowledge-based economy across all industry sectors, including manufacturing and agriculture. Read More