A Partnership with a Plan

Melissa Anders While employers benefit from healthier employees, well-being has also been shown to contribute to a more robust economy and community. That’s why the Detroit Regional Chamber teamed up with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM) to launch Wellness …

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The Well-Being Factors

Greg Tasker How would you measure the well-being of metro Detroit? A community well-being is usually determined by economic activity — unemployment rates, housing sales, office occupancy, and more. But the Gallup-Sharecare Well-Being Index measures a community’s overall health by …

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Moving the Needle on Green Innovation

Paul Vachon Today’s citizens benefit from a legacy of research about the relationship between urban green spaces and public health. Studies commissioned by the National Institute of Environmental Health Services cite evidence linking greater physical activity, increased social interactions, and …

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The Health Care Pulse

Dean Brody While our region has always been known for its strong automotive industry, the health care industry employs more individuals than any other sector in Michigan. Last year, the Detroit Regional Chamber in partnership with Accenture, set out to …

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Index in the Region

Melissa Anders From police officers to financial counselors, professionals throughout metro Detroit are working to improve the region’s well-being and make it a better place to live, work, and play. They are putting well-being practices into action, like engaging with …

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Point of View

HOW DOES MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION AFFECT MICHIGAN BUSINESS?   PETER LUCIDO 8TH DISTRICT AS AN OUTSPOKEN CRITIC OF LEGALIZED MARIJUANA FOR RECREATIONAL PURPOSES, WHAT ARE YOUR BIGGEST CONCERNS ABOUT THE NEW LAW? Regardless of Michigan’s laws, marijuana possession and use are …

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