BLM rolls out new Michigan Turnaround Plan and public awareness campaign
DETROIT, Mich., April 3, 2014 — Five years after the launch of its strategy for growing Michigan’s economy, Business Leaders for Michigan (BLM) today unveiled plans for continuing the state’s progress toward more jobs, higher incomes, and a healthy economy.
"About one-third of the original Michigan Turnaround Plan has been accomplished, with impressive results,” said Jeff M. Fettig, Chair, Board of Directors, Business Leaders for Michigan and Chairman & CEO, Whirlpool Corporation. “Michigan’s made significant gains in employment and income growth, and our GDP and population are coming back up too. But our competitors in the U.S. and across the world aren’t standing still. We’ve got to pivot, refresh, and realign behind an updated strategy that reflects current realities.”
The updated Michigan Turnaround Plan (MTP) is a fact-based roadmap to help Michigan become a Top Ten economic competitor. First released in 2009, the MTP was developed by the state’s top business and education leaders.