The state’s largest employers add jobs and invest in Michigan in 2013
DETROIT, Mich., February 18, 2014 – Business Leaders for Michigan (BLM), the state’s business roundtable, expects the Michigan and U.S. economies to both grow in the next 6 and 18 months and expects Michigan’s economy to continue to grow faster than the U.S. economy.
“The state’s largest job providers continue to believe Michigan will out-perform the national economy over the next year and a half,” said Doug Rothwell, President & CEO. “Optimism about the economy rose sharply in the last quarter due partly to the resolution of federal budget and debt ceiling negotiations and strong year-end financial reports from major Michigan employers.”
Highlights of the survey of Business Leaders for Michigan include:
- Sixty four percent of business leaders believe Michigan’s economy will grow and none believe it will get worse while only 51% forecast the U.S. economy will grow the next six months.