As Chief Executive Officer of Miller Canfield Consulting, Steve Arwood focuses on bringing together the private and public sectors to create successful economic development projects, provides advisory services and uses his expertise to develop economic strategies, in partnership with the legal professionals at Miller Canfield.
Steve has more than 30 years of private- and public-sector experience. He served as the Chief Executive Officer for the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, where he was responsible for the economic and business development efforts for the State of Michigan. He coordinated business and community development incentives and was responsible for bringing billions of dollars of investment to Michigan. He also oversaw the Pure Michigan brand and served as primary officer of the state’s public/private “investment” fund, which manages over $350 million in assets.
Steve has created or led some of the most important economic and regulatory agencies in the State of Michigan, helping to modernize their regulatory functions and update internal policies to streamline efficiency. He is responsible for creating the development and investment strategies for the top agencies in Michigan since 2012. Steve was a primary decision maker in the plan to attract and develop the autonomous and connected vehicles industry in the state during the last few years.
In addition to years of public service, Steve served as a senior executive for several private financing and development companies.
Steve Arwood is not an attorney and not licensed to practice law.