Overview

Statewide output metrics demonstrate the results of our shared efforts to keep Michigan competitive. They help show the impact of key policies, investments, and leadership at all levels.

As has been the case for many of the last six years, jobs, personal income and the economy in Michigan grew faster in 2016 than in most other states. However, absolute levels of key economic measures such as per capita personal income and per capita GDP are still average or below.

Michigan can’t afford to slow any of its efforts to boost prosperity. In fact, it’s essential that we operate with even more strategic precision as we compete with other states and nations for new jobs, growth and investments.

The Results Michigan Needs

Michigan must continue to accelerate its efforts to drive growth. This year’s relatively modest gains illustrate the possibility of a widening gap between Michigan and the nation’s “Top Ten” states where jobs, incomes, and GDP levels are concerned.

Why is it important to be “Top Ten”? 

“Top Ten” states benefit from more jobs, higher incomes, and healthier economies. If Michigan were performing like a “Top Ten” state today, there would be:

34,000 more Michigan people working

$9,500 more income per person

$11,700 more GDP per person