Is it time for Michigan to ‘step on the gas’ to become a Top 10 state?

In a landscape where many states showed recent, considerable economic growth, Michigan grew more slowly in its quest to become a Top 10 state. Business Leaders for Michigan’s annual benchmarking shows improvement in individual metrics but overall, Michigan has slipped from 29 to 31 nationally and we have been leapfrogged by states such as Ohio and Tennessee.

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The state’s workforce is shrinking, and young Michiganders continue to move out of state, which research shows is the difference-maker for businesses deciding where to grow and expand. What do we need to do to accelerate the pace? How do we reverse the migration trend?

Join Business Leaders for Michigan CEO Jeff Donofrio and Gardner White President Rachel Stewart for a fireside chat hosted by the Detroit Economic Club about Michigan’s economic growth and reversing unwanted trends.

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