Thursday, January 21, 2010
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LANSING – The Michigan Economic Development Corporation today applauded three Michigan-based companies that have made Fortune Magazine’s 2010 “100 Best Companies to Work For” list. The companies include: Quicken Loans, Livonia (#29), Plante & Moran, Southfield (#66), and Herman Miller, Zeeland (#97).
The results were lauded by Dan Mulhern, Michigan’s First Gentleman and founder of the Michigan’s Next Great Companies initiative, which promotes the connection between business results and strong corporate culture.
"The Michigan companies featured on Fortune's'100 Best Companies to Work For' list recognize that being a great place to work creates a strategic advantage. The most successful companies understand and unleash the power of their employees,” said Mulhern. "These companies demonstrate that particularly in tough times it’s essential to create a culture that brings out employees’ best.”
The Great Places to Work Institute compiles results from employee responses to its proprietary “trust and culture” survey, as well as information from applicant companies. To be eligible for Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list, companies must have at least 1,000 employees. (For more information, visit www.greatplacetowork.com.)
“We work with these companies regularly, see them up close, and know their success is founded on corporate cultures that emphasize shared values, innovation and trust,” said Greg Main, president and CEO of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.
In addition to companies headquartered in Michigan, the following companies, with significant operations in the state were also named to the 2010 list: Google, Ann Arbor (#04), and SC Johnson, Bay City (#83).
The 2010 “100 Best Companies to Work For” ranking is the cover story in Fortune’s February 8, 2010 issue. The complete list, available at www.fortune.com/bestcompanies, includes profiles of each company.
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Launched in 2007 by Governor Jennifer M. Granholm and First Gentleman Daniel G. Mulhern, Michigan’s Next Great Companiesis an economic development initiative focused on both attracting and growing companies with great workplace cultures. It was established to help every company in the state implementstrategies that build great places to work and connect them to bottom line results. For more information visit www.MichiganBusiness.org.