DETROIT, Mich., February 10, 2016 – Business Leaders for Michigan (BLM), the state’s business roundtable, released a statement on Governor Rick Snyder’s Executive Budget recommendation.
“The Governor’s budget recommendation aligns with BLM’s policy priorities in that it invests in infrastructure and talent which are critical to Michigan’s long-term economic success,” said Doug Rothwell, President and CEO, Business Leaders for Michigan. “BLM has long advocated for prioritizing state investment in these key areas.”
“We are particularly pleased with the increased support for job training and Michigan’s higher education institutions. At a time when education and training beyond high school are more important than ever, this budget makes higher education a high priority. The investment in infrastructure is an important step forward, and we urge a comprehensive strategy and funding plan be adopted to address the state’s long-term infrastructure needs.”
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