Member Meeting

Time to Step on the Gas Michigan!

11:00 AM

MotorCity Casino Hotel

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2023-01-31 11:00 2023-01-31 13:30 America/Detroit DEC Meeting: Time to Step on the Gas Michigan! MotorCity Casino Hotel Detroit Economic Club info@econclub.org

• Jeff Donofrio • President & CEO • Business Leaders for Michigan

Jeff Donofrio

President & CEO

Business Leaders for Michigan

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Rachel Stewart President Gardner-White

Rachel Stewart



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About This Meeting

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.

Our 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/expand. What do we need to do to accelerate the pace? How do we reverse the migration trend?

Join BLM’s Jeff Donofrio and Rachel Stewart for a fireside chat about Michigan’s economic growth and reversing unwanted trends.

Meeting Agenda

11:00 a.m. ET Network Café

11:30 a.m. Speaker Reception

Open to DEC Board, Life and Gold Members only with up to two accompanied guests

12:00 p.m. Lunch

12:30 p.m. Program

1:30 p.m. Adjourn

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Presiding Officer

Mary Culler

President, Ford Motor Company Fund

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Dustin Walsh

Senior Reporter