Business Leaders for Michigan
Business Leaders for Michigan (BLM), the state’s business roundtable, announced its 2012 Michigan Turnaround Plan (MTP), which includes a number of new recommendations for continuing Michigan’s turnaround and revitalizing Michigan’s economy and a new sixth step that lays out a 10+ year vision for a New Michigan.
“Using our Michigan Turnaround Plan as a checklist, we can see how much has been done to strengthen our state,” said James B. Nicholson, Chair, Board of Directors, Business Leaders for Michigan and President & CEO, PVS Chemicals, Inc. “Our state finances are managed better, our tax policy has improved and our regulatory environment is improving. We are beginning to see real, measurable evidence that Michigan is on its way to an economic recovery. Now that our foundation is more solid, it’s time to look toward the future.”
The announcement was made at Ford’s Research and Innovation Center in Dearborn, MI and included William Clay Ford, Jr., Executive Chairman, Ford Motor Company; James B. Nicholson, Chair, Board of Directors, Business Leaders for Michigan and President & CEO, PVS Chemicals; Sandra E. Pierce, President & CEO, Charter One-Michigan; Charles G. McClure, Chairman, President & CEO, Meritor, Inc. and Hans-Werner Kaas, McKinsey & Company.