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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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Agenda Released for 4th Annual MI CEO Summit

Competitiveness, Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Job Growth are Key Themes 

DETROIT, Mich., September 14, 2015 — Business Leaders for Michigan (BLM), the state’s business roundtable, released the full agenda and speaker list for its upcoming Michigan CEO Summit on Nov. 12, 2015 at the Westin Book Cadillac in Detroit.

The fourth annual Michigan CEO Summit will bring together more than 400 business executives, policymakers, and community leaders to assess Michigan’s continued progress toward a comeback and discuss new strategies to keep the state moving forward. This year’s speakers will reinforce the theme that businesses, organizations—and even states—need to be constantly innovating to advance and remain competitive in our rapidly changing world. The event costs $125 and includes breakfast and lunch.

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In 2012, “New Michigan” jobs grew twice as fast as the state as a whole

DETROIT, Mich., March 10, 2014 — Strategies for accelerating the state’s economic transformation took center stage in East Lansing today, as nearly 500 business and policy executives came together to discuss ways to build a New Michigan economy. 

Hosted by Business Leaders for Michigan (BLM), the second annual leadership summit offered a forum for participants to hear about the state’s recent progress in six areas identified in BLM’s New Michigan strategy as having the greatest potential to grow good jobs quickly and a sustainable economy.  A detailed report providing updates was also released today. 

“We are seeing excellent progress in these New Michigan opportunity areas; in fact, they are growing jobs at twice the rate of the state as a whole,” said Doug Rothwell, BLM President and CEO. “While we are seeing positive gains, it’s crucial to put an even greater focus on these areas. Properly leveraging our strongest assets will accelerate growth in our state, grow jobs and earnings and create an economy that is less susceptible to economic downturns.”

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CEOs to Strategize about Michigan’s Economic Future

First-Ever Michigan CEO Summit Scheduled for March 2012

DETROIT, Mich., November 30, 2011 — In an event, to be hosted by Business Leaders for Michigan (BLM), Michigan’s top executives will come together to share strategies for building the state’s economic future on March 15, 2012 at the Westin Book Cadillac Hotel in Detroit.

“Through this dialogue, we can heighten awareness of the steps that Michigan needs to take to continue its turnaround,” said Doug Rothwell, President and CEO, Business Leaders for Michigan. “We’ll be hearing strategies for achieving success at the local, state and global levels, and looking for new ways to innovate, invest, and accelerate Michigan’s economic growth.”

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