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Whether researching and implementing ways to shape a community's economic development plan or partnering to create ways to put people to work, CREC connects researchers and policymakers with:

     • Data training
     • Custom portfolios that aid regional competitiveness

Project Profile

Michigan Business Incentives Competitiveness Evaluation

Business Leaders for Michigan
Start Date: Jan 2013 — End Date: Jan 2014

To support Michigan’s business attraction and retention as well as overall economic development effort, Business Development Advisors (BDA) and CREC developed recommendations for Business Leaders for Michigan to better align the state’s incentive policies with its economic development objectives in the new economy. To achieve this goal, CREC conducted a detailed examination of Michigan’s incentive programs relative to a set of five competitors and to the state’s goals by leveraging CREC’s State Business Incentives Database.

Research & PlanningTechnical Assistance

About the Client

Business Leaders for Michigan

Business Leaders for Michigan (BLM) is the state’s business roundtable, composed of the chairpersons, CEOs or most senior executives of the state’s largest job providers and universities. Together, our members power one-third of the state’s economy and educate nearly one-half of the state’s university students, which makes us a powerful driver for economic development and change. BLM’s […]