DETROIT — Nearly 100 submissions have already been received for the New Michigan Sweepstakes, an online contest sponsored by Business Leaders for Michigan, and there is still time to enter. For a chance to win one of six prizes totaling $1,000, share your vision for Michigan’s future by submitting a photo, video, or short essay by midnight on April 20.

BLM designed the New Michigan Sweepstakes to encourage participation and discussion about its 2012 Michigan Turnaround Plan.

The Plan includes a new Michigan strategy, which identifies growth opportunities with the highest-potential over the next ten years to accelerate growth and create thousands of good paying jobs. By focusing on these unique Michigan assets, BLM contends the state can add up to half a million jobs and grow the personal income of each Michigan resident by as much as $18,000.

To enter the New Michigan Sweepstakes, Michigan residents can upload a photo, film a short video, or enter a written submission (200 words or less) describing their own vision for the New Michigan. Entrants must be 18 years of age or older. All participants must complete the online registration form located on the Michigan Turnaround Plan Facebook page ( All submissions must be received by midnight, April 20.

Winners will be chosen in a random drawing at the conclusion of the contest. One first place winner will receive a $500 Visa gift card, and five second-place winners will each receive $100 Visa gift cards.

Learn more about Business Leaders for Michigan’s vision for the New Michigan by visiting, and viewing ther Blueprint for a New Michigan video at


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