Upcoming Events, Leadership Summits and Forums
On a regular basis, Business Leaders for Michigan hosts events to support and foster dialogue and shape ideas surrounding Michigan’s economic future.
Our signature events have been our periodic Leadership Summits, which have assembled experts and leaders in the fields of business, community, education and policy. Agendas have included sessions on economic growth, public sector efficiency, state competitiveness and proper management of the state’s finances.
Thank you to everyone who attended our BLM Leadership Summit: Building a New Michigan on March 11th.
Below you'll find information and materials from the event. We will be adding additional photos and videos as they become available.
Materials from the BLM Leadership Summit: Growing a Higher Education Marketplace on May 7th are available below.
Highlights of the May Higher Education Summit
This year, Business Leaders for Michigan Board members hosted 12 Regional Leadership Forums in different regions across the state. At these Forums, local community and business leaders engaged in a discussion about what’s been accomplished in the Michigan Turnaround Plan to date, what work still needs to be done, and how they can be a part of our “New Michigan” strategy to grow up to 500,000 new jobs in our state . We are excited by the feedback and support that we’ve received from each region and look forward to working with our local leaders to turn Michigan around!
We’d like to extend a special thanks to everyone who hosted or attended a Regional Leadership Forum this year.
Please feel free to share these documents and links with friends, family and coworkers to encourage them to be a part of Michigan's turnaround.
Michigan Turnaround Plan website
Video: Building a New Michigan
At the June Leadership Summit: Getting Michigan Competitive, Business Leaders for Michigan (BLM) released its annual Economic Competitiveness Benchmarking Report comparing Michigan against other states. While strides have been made in recent months to right Michigan’s economic ship and state business leaders are seeing a glimmer of hope for a stronger economy, Michigan’s competitiveness position vis-à-vis other states will continue to require work.
Findings of the study were unveiled before a gathering of more than 300 Michigan business, civic and community leaders convened in Lansing for a half-day session specifically focused on Michigan’s position relative to key economic benchmarks. Nationally recognized experts and local business executives provided context on the measurements and insight on the steps Michigan needs to take to propel its economy forward.
The annual report offers a robust assessment of Michigan’s economic position relative to other states and nations, and is used by BLM to prepare and update its Michigan Turnaround Plan. The Michigan Turnaround Plan contains strategies aimed at making Michigan a top ten state for economic growth and job creation. The full report is available for download by clicking here.
Each year BLM board members host Regional Leadership Forums in regions all over the state. We’ll be convening regional opinion leaders again in the spring 2012.
If you’re interested in learning more information about these forums or would like to attend one, drop us a line!