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The Michigan Economic Development Corp., the quasi-governmental agency tasked with supporting business attraction and retention efforts in the state, needed to reorganize with layoffs in the wake of a sizeable budget shortfall.

Published in Economic Development
Wednesday, 11 February 2015 22:43

BLM pushes higher ed affordability and access

A skilled workforce is right near the top of just about every business and political leader’s wish list in Michigan.

Published in Economic Development

The Business Leaders for Michigan (BLM) has long advocated to make Michigan a top 10 state for jobs, personal income and a healthy economy. But a new report by the group shows that its lofty goal could be difficult to achieve given current trends.

Published in Economic Development

Navigating global competition, creating an environment for successful entrepreneurship and dealing with increased collaboration were just a few of the subjects executives discussed at the 2014 CEO Summit sponsored by Business Leaders for Michigan.

Published in Economic Development

Business Leaders for Michigan heads into this week’s CEO Summit focused on longer-range issues than when the organization first came together five years ago.

Published in Q&A

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.

Published in Economic Development

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.

Published in Health Biz

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.

Published in Focus

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. 

Published in Economic Development

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.

Published in Economic Development
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