Michigan Business Network recently held its annual Michigan Economic Forecast Series breakfast (mid-Michigan stop) and concluded with a positive 2018 review and look ahead for Michigan in 2019.
This year's panel includes:
Chris Holman - Michigan Business Network
Dr. Tomas Hult - International Business Center at MSU
Van W. Martin - Martin Commercial Properties
Mike Seling - Accident Fund Insurance of America
Jack Schripsema - Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau
Tim Damen - Lansing Regional Chamber
Bob Trezise - Lansing Economic Area Partnership
Dr. Charles Ballard - Michigan State University
Part of the breakfast included the release of the Michigan Future Business Index Survey. The survey revealed that overall the Michigan business community is thriving! Despite optimism hitting an all time high across Michigan, Accident Fund Insurance Company observes from the MFBI some key challenges for businesses: Acquiring Talent Retaining Talent Health Insurance Cost Wage Inflation Concerns As a result of the first two challenges there has surfaced another business challenge of wage inflation concerns. Link to 2018 Fall MFBI Survey https://www.michiganbusinessnetwork.c...
About the Michigan Economic Forecast Series Since 2012, The Michigan Economic Forecast Series is an annual occurrence for the Michigan Business Network. Each stop is strategically located across the state of Michigan to include all the industries that collectively make up our states business climate.
One highlight of the series are the most current results of the Michigan Future Business Index Survey. Since 2006, the Michigan Business Network, the Accident Fund Insurance Company of America and Paul King of ROI Insight have been surveying business leaders. Thanks to the participation of these business leaders we are able to amplify their voices and provide data for business advocacy organizations and policymakers to help Michigan businesses prosper.
Watch the 2018 Michigan Economic Forecast Series (Lansing, MI breakfast)