In Michigan, we’ve had the opportunity to feel and see the prosperity and success being a right-to-work state brings (RTW). And, we’re not alone in…
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We’re still fighting to protect our students’ educational growth - and this year, our third graders are on the front lines. Democrats want to repeal…
You may have seen our recent op-ed in The Detroit News on the benefits of Right-to-work. And you may have heard our conversation with Michael…
Wishful thinking is failing Michigan’s students - we need action. We can’t let another 12 months go by with record-high spending at the K-12 level…
As Michigan’s Right-to-work (RTW) law celebrates 10 years as a statute, it also faces the possibility of repeal from the incoming Democratic majority. In this…


The WMPF holds regional meetings throughout the state, to engage with other business leaders—building a strong business dialogue by sharing and identifying policy priorities. With their feedback the WMPF then evaluates and crafts a laser-focused policy agenda that will guide its work with the state legislature and governor throughout the year. We also host a conference every other year to gather business leaders from across Michigan to collectively learn best practices, discuss and vote on the next WMPF policy agenda priorities to ensure we stay focused and productive. These priorities typically fall in one of the following key areas: Government, Transportation, Talent, Labor, or Healthcare.

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PuShing Michigan Forward

The West Michigan Policy Forum strives to create jobs and opportunities through identifying and removing barriers to competitiveness to help Michigan become a Top-10 state in the nation. Our role is to provide leadership, education and a voice for Michigan businesses to guide the administration and legislature on key policy initiatives.