While Michigan is clearly in a better place than it was at the depths of the recession, the state still has a ways to go to improve and compete at the level of other “top 10” states.
Amid rising logistics costs, a group of West Michigan executives is banding together to see what results they can produce by tackling the issue collectively.
Linking with a group of top corporate executives and university presidents provides MichBio added muscle in formulating a strategic plan to grow Michigan’s life sciences industry.
All the talk surrounding the need for more investment into Michigan’s higher education institutions is starting to pay off — at least a little bit.
Michigan needs to spend another $1 billion on higher education to produce graduates with the advanced skills needed for the 21st century economy, contends Business Leaders for Michigan.
If nothing else, Gov. Rick Snyder’s focus on improving funding for Michigan’s aging roads and bridges positions the issue toward the top of the agenda in Lansing.
Michigan became a little more competitive with other states over the last two years, although it’s still far from the goal of corporate CEOs to become a top 10 state for economic performance, according to an annual report.
The former head of the Michigan Economic Development Corp. under John Engler, Rothwell now leads Business Leaders For Michigan, an organization representing many of the state’s largest employers.
As a state of peninsulas, many people might not associate Michigan with being a logistics hub. Bit that's what the state's business leaders hope to create.