BLM Promotes Agenda to Make Michigan a “Global Engineering Village”
DETROIT, Mich., December 2, 2013 —Michigan can capitalize on its engineering strengths to become a leader in the knowledge economy of tomorrow, according to recommendations released today by Business Leaders for Michigan (BLM).
BLM convened top economic and industry leaders to develop a business agenda that capitalizes on Michigan’s strong engineering base, attracts and develops new engineering talent, and redefines the state’s economic identity.
“Michigan leads the nation in the number of engineers per capita, and has the output metrics and earnings power to support tremendous economic growth,” said Doug Rothwell, president and CEO of Business Leaders for Michigan. “We began with these strengths in mind, and reached out to key stakeholders to help develop a business plan capable of strengthening the state’s economy through this industry sector.”