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Business Leaders for Michigan is an organization dedicated to making Michigan a "Top Ten" state for jobs, personal income and a healthy economy. Serving as the state's business roundtable, Business Leaders for Michigan is composed of the chairpersons, chief executives or most senior executives of the state’s largest job providers and universities. Read more...

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Tuesday
Oct212014

WJR Business Leaders Insights: Doug Rothwell on the upcoming Michigan CEO Summit

In this edition of Business Leaders Insights, BLM Vice President of Marketing & Communications Kelly Chesney is joined by BLM President & CEO Doug Rothwell. 

Rothwell talks about the upcoming Nov. 13 Michigan CEO Summit, a past-paced half day event where attendees will hear directly from some of the nation's top minds on how we can help Michigan continue its turnaround, better understand our competitors and position ourselves and our businesses to take advantage of emerging global trends through innovation and collaboration.

For more information, including the event agenda and registration information, click here. 

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Thursday
Oct092014

Register today for the 3rd Annual Michigan CEO Summit!

Register today for the 3rd Annual Michigan CEO Summit!

 

Charting the Course for Michigan's Future

The Michigan CEO Summit is a do-not-miss event for business and community leaders.  MI is coming back, but to continue the gains made, we need to aggressively up our game and prepare our businesses and state to thrive in a fiercely competitive global market.

Join us to hear directly from some of the nation's top minds on how we can help MI continue its turnaround, better understand our competitors and position ourselves and our businesses to take advantage of emerging global trends through innovation and collaboration. 

It will be a fast-paced day of important information and great networking opportunities. 

Event agenda is now available! 

Space is limited!  Click here to learn more. . .


November 13, 2014 |  The Westin Book Cadillac Detroit

8:00 - 3:00 p.m. | Admission $125 (includes breakfast & lunch)

Wednesday
Oct082014

Who Will Continue Michigan's Turnaround?

We can all have a role in Michigan's turnaround! On November 4th, we will choose a Governor and legislative leaders to guide our state and support the Michigan Turnaround Plan (MTP). The MTP is a blueprint with real solutions to make MI a Top Ten state for jobs, incomes, and a healthy economy.
 
Thanks to Governor Snyder and our legislative leaders, much of the MTP has been addressed. State government finances are more stable. Changes to our tax system have reduced the burden for small businesses and entrepreneurs. Long-term debt has been reduced. Unnecessary regulations have been eliminated. Jobs, personal income and population are on the rise. But we still have work ahead to make MI a Top Ten state.
 
We examined the voting records and responses to our MTP questionnaire to determine candidate support for the MTP. Click here to see where the candidates stand on the Michigan Turnaround Plan. MI's turnaround has started. It's important we choose leaders who will keep our great state moving forward.
Tuesday
Sep162014

Business Growth in Detroit’s Creative Corridor: A Snapshot

When you think about design, what American cities come to mind? New York? Chicago? San Francisco? How about Detroit? That’s right - Detroit ranks right up there among North America’s leading design cities. The Motor City is actually home to many top design-driven industries, world-class educational facilities and the country’s highest concentrations of industrial and commercial designers. 

Business Leaders for Michigan and the College for Creative Studies created the Detroit Creative Corridor Center (DC3) in a joint partnership. DC3 is an economic development organization whose purpose is to provide support to Detroit’s creative industries in the form of resources, exposure, and advocacy and recognize Detroit as a global center for design.

“The Detroit Creative Corridor Center was created as part of a Detroit Renaissance initiative to expand metro Detroit's creative economy,” said Doug Rothwell, President & CEO of Business Leaders for Michigan. “Over the past four years, DC3 has championed a strategy focused on unleashing the economic potential of Detroit’s creative industries, and BLM is proud to announce that those efforts are paying off in a big way. We believe Detroit has the assets to re-emerge as a global center for design.”

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Monday
Sep152014

Just Ahead: The 2014 CEO Summit

If you're not already registered for this year's CEO Summit at the Westin Book Cadillac in Detroit, you'll want to be sure to sign up soon.  Our agenda is action-packed with speakers and topics that will not only help our state continue its turnaround, but also support new ideas for innovation and collaboration in your own daily work.

Peter Diamandis Don't miss Peter Diamandis.  Named by Fortune Magazine as "One of 50 of the World's Greatest Leaders," the X Prize chairman and CEO delivers this year's keynote following a day of fast-paced panel discussions and networking.  This year's panels include discussions about keeping Michigan on the leading edge of global competition and innovation. You'll also learn how successful entrepreneurs maintain their edge, how to effectively launch new start-ups, and how to keep your business competitive in the long term.

 

There's a lot to explore, click here to learn more and register!

November 13, 2014 |  The Westin Book Cadillac Detroit 

 8:00 - 3:00 p.m. | Admission $125