Items Tagged with 'Doug Rothwell'


BLM sees diminished outlook

Survey shows nearly half of Michigan businesses expect a worsening state economy in next six to 12 months.

October 18, 2019
Business leaders’ concerns are growing regarding the future economic growth over the short and long term. Read More

Street Talk: Making a connection

Road to nowhere.

August 30, 2019
In 2018, Grand Rapids’ rapidly transforming West Side welcomed the first urban grocery store concept from Meijer, and the overall reception has been positive. Read More

Businesses continuing to invest

Despite economic pessimism, about 90% of Michigan executives anticipate maintaining or expanding capital investment in the state.

August 9, 2019
A majority of Michigan business leaders expect to continue or boost their investment within the state despite increasing anticipation of slower economic expansion next year. Read More

Trade concerns business leaders

A quarter expect economic conditions to worsen, compared to 7.5% that expect improvement.

April 12, 2019
While most business leaders in Michigan are slightly more optimistic than late last year, nearly all believe the economy will stay the same or worsen in the next six to 12 months. Read More

Street Talk: Business groups aim higher

Movin’ on.

March 29, 2019
Four major business organizations recently announced support for Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s goal of increasing the percentage of Michigan’s workforce with a post-high school degree or high-value certificate to 60 percent by the year 2030. Read More

Business leaders are pessimistic

Unclear future of federal trade policies is main cause for concern.

December 28, 2018
A recent survey shows nearly all the state’s top business leaders expect the economy to stay the same or worsen in the next six to 12 months. Read More

BLM marks Michigan’s strengths, weaknesses

Economic Competitiveness Benchmarking Report shows state continues growth, but it’s slowing.

November 16, 2018
To be a “top ten” state, Michigan needs 36,000 more residents working, $10,000 more income per person and $12,500 more GDP per person. Read More

Business leaders sense stagnation

BLM quarterly survey shows more CEOs and presidents expect economic decline over next 18 months.

October 19, 2018
Michigan’s business leaders expect an economic decline in the next six to 18 months. Read More

Collaboration aims to improve K-12 outcomes

Launch Michigan includes more than two dozen organizations across several fields.

July 6, 2018
A group of Michigan leaders across several fields announced their collaboration in a new alliance to improve K-12 education outcomes. Read More

This broken record needs to be fixed

March 23, 2018
Stop us if you’ve heard this one before. Read More