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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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Whirlpool Provides Investment, Leadership in SW Michigan

Located in Michigan for a century, the Whirlpool Corporation has upped its investment in the Benton Harbor community.  The company committed to constructing a brand new $88 million office building in the heart of downtown and upgrading its other existing facilities.  By the end of 2011, Whirlpool will have completed the first phase of its three phase office investment strategy. 

The move consolidates upwards of 4000 employees and full time contractors from 17 buildings into three central campuses, and means that 84 percent of Whirlpool’s core operations will be in buildings owned by the company.

“We’re also sending a message to other businesses,” said Jeff Noel, Corporate Vice President of the Whirlpool Corporation during a recent WJR interview. “Michigan is a good place to grow and invest.”

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The Auto Club Group Pursues Key Public-Private Partnerships

The Auto Club Group, based in Dearborn, has developed vital new initiatives as part of its ongoing efforts to invest in Michigan communities. 

A new connected vehicle safety pilot program in Ann Arbor, an innovative approach to reducing traffic crashes, and a special focus on improving a Detroit neighborhood form the centerpiece of its efforts.

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