• Goal2

    Our goal is continued economic growth in Michigan with policies attracting employees and employers to work and do business in our state.

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  • Impact2

    The EAM is impact.

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  • Working together2

    The EAM is companies and unions working together.

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  • Cooperation

    For over thirty years, the Economic Alliance for Michigan (EAM) has facilitated cooperation between businesses and labor unions, not for the means of collective bargaining or other disputes, but for

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  • Vote

    Get Out & Vote!  Make a Difference. Michigan Primary Election:  Tuesday, August 5th, 2014 Michigan General Election:  Tuesday, November 4th, 2014 Need more Info?  Go to:  http://www.michigan.gov/vote

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Powerful Coalition Supporting Certificate of Need Process

McLaren Health Care Inc.’s move to secure legislative approval to build a new $300 million hospital north of Detroit has once again generated support across the state for Michigan’s certificate-of-need regulations. “You can create enough care that will meet the needs, but not enough that you have costs galore,” – See more at: http://mibiz.com/item/21901-coalition-urges-state-to-preserve-certificate-of-need-process#sthash.z7GUY03h.dpuf For a list of Friends of

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New Blog: Over-saturation of hospitals lead to higher health care costs

October 1st, 2014:  There is a misconception that more hospitals will create competition and, in turn, lead to lower health care costs.  Hospitals are not a typical free market economy.  Can you walk into your favorite coffee house, pull out your coffee insurance card, and just pay the co-payment?  No.  The majority of health care costs are paid by third-parties

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Unneeded hospitals increases pressure on employers to reduce jobs & cut benefits

EAM in the News:  EAM President, Bret Jackson, comments on how a new hospital in northern Oakland County will affect employers throughout the state.  Read the story here: http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/story/opinion/contributors/viewpoints/2014/09/27/bret-jackson-mclaren-hopes-politicians-will-help-build-new-hospital/16285305/

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Attack on CON process costly to the entire state

EAM in the news:  September 28th, 2014 Grand Rapids Business Journal “The Economic Alliance for Michigan President Bret Jackson noted during hearings such a plan drives up the cost of health care — not just in the Wayne-Oakland area but across the state — and undermines the CON process. He noted the CON was specifically created to minimize health care

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