Saginaw, Mich., part of the Great Lakes Bay Region, February 16, 2018
– Saginaw Future Inc. (SFI) will be celebrating its 26TH ANNUAL AWARDS Luncheon that will feature Doug Rothwell is the President & CEO of Business Leaders for Michigan (BLM), who will speak at the event.
Doug Rothwell has worked as an executive in the public, private and non-profit sectors. For the past decade, he’s led Business Leaders for Michigan – the state’s business roundtable. He’s served four Governors, including as Delaware’s Chief of Staff, President of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and chair of Governor Rick Snyder’s transition team. In the business world, he managed General Motors’ 400 million square foot global real estate portfolio and was the CAO at Bank of America’s credit card subsidiary.
Doug chairs the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, the American Center for Mobility and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Board of Visitors. He serves on the Board of Advisors for UNC athletics, the UNC Chancellor’s Philanthropic Council, the Board of Directors of ITC Holdings and the management board of the Renaissance Venture Capital Fund.
The Saginaw Future 26TH ANNUAL AWARDS Luncheon will be held on Friday, February 23, 2018 at
Bavarian Inn Lodge; 1 Covered Bridge Lane; Frankenmuth, MI 48734.
Registration begins at 11:00 a.m. with a lunch and program to follow at 11:30 a.m. Tickets are available for $45.00 per person. To register please email
Saginaw Future will be honoring 35 projects from 2017 valued at more than $177 million that created and retained nearly 1,400 jobs. These projects represent significant investment in manufacturing and new development in the City of Saginaw, along with growth in several communities across Saginaw County. Projects include:
- Chesaning Comfort Care
- Delta College
- Dixie Highway Reconstruction
- Dow Healthcare Industries Materials Site
- Endurance Carbide
- Frankenmuth Brewery
- Frankenmuth Credit Union
- Fullerton Tool Company
- Great Lakes Rehab Center
- Greater Bay Region Boys & Girls Club
- Hausbeck Pickle Company
- InCal Technologies
- Johnson Carbide Products
- K2 Stoneworks
- Kapex Manufacturing
- Lake State Railway Company
- Leonard’s Syrups
- Merrill Fields Assisted Living Center
- Merrill Technologies Group
- Michigan Sugar Company
- Mike Young Buick GMC
- Morley Companies, Inc.
- Nexteer Automotive
- Orchid Orthopedic Solutions
- Rockstar Uniforms
- Servpro of Saginaw
- Solutions 4 Automation
- Star of the West Milling Co.
- Steps Ahead Learning Center
- SVRC Marketplace
- SVSU - College of Business and Management
- U.S. Graphite, Inc.
- Uptown North Main
- Yeo & Yeo
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 work is concentrated on developing strategy, raising awareness, advocating policy and championing initiatives that grow the state’s economy. Our members know what it takes to make the economy grow and create new jobs, and they’ve distilled that knowledge into the Building a New Michigan Plan, a comprehensive strategy for making Michigan a “Top Ten” state for jobs, personal income and a healthy economy. Our organizational activities are geared toward achieving the goals outlined in that plan.
What’s more, we keep our focus on the cutting edge by continually researching and benchmarking new data and strategies that can help advance Michigan’s growth. BLM is a private, nonprofit organization. We communicate our agenda through a variety of ways including two political action committees.
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Established in 1992,
Saginaw Future Inc.
(SFI) is a public-private alliance of local businesses, the County of Saginaw, City of Saginaw, 15 local municipalities and the Saginaw County Chamber of Commerce. SFI’s strategic partners also include education, labor and government. Since its beginning, SFI has remained dedicated to fostering quality job creation through expansion of local industry and attraction of new business projects to the community.