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TalentFirst CEO Council

An exclusive professional membership and networking group for CEOs, presidents, executive directors, and business owners in West Michigan.

TalentFirst is a CEO alliance providing leadership on today’s complex talent challenges. We rely on data and expertise to illuminate gaps, evaluate strategies, and advocate for solutions to attract, retain, and develop the talent West Michigan employers need and to ensure all individuals and the region can thrive.

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TalentFirst uses a working-group model for illuminating, evaluating, and advocating to enhance the talent pool in our region. Each working group is composed of a cross section of regional expertise and leadership to drive the group’s direction and to identify the relevant issues and action directions.

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To realize our vision of West Michigan being among the top 20 percent of regions nationally for workforce quality, it takes collaborative impact. Learn how members can engage more deeply in the work being done through TalentFirst, our members, and statewide partners, here.