A skilled workforce is right near the top of just about every business and political leader’s wish list in Michigan.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
After securing a partial victory in a long-sought goal of repealing Michigan’s personal property tax, business advocates next need to turn their attention to convincing voters to go along with the plans.
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