Prepare Michigan

From advanced manufacturing and aerospace to defense and mobility, Michigan has a diverse workforce and business-friendly ecosystem. Ensuring economic success requires talent development and the robustness of Michigan’s education ecosystem will play a role in this progress.   The education system …

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Grow Michigan

While Michigan is leading the automotive industry’s evolution from traditional manufacturing to next-generation mobility, the state is also home to a broad range of growing industry clusters including defense, health care, information technology, food processing, and more.   From West to …

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Mackinac Policy Conference

In its 39th year, the Detroit Regional Chamber’s annual Mackinac Policy Conference once again convenes more than 1,700 statewide leaders to engage in conversations around Michigan’s economic future. The year’s Conference theme is One Michigan with the program pillars: Prepare …

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Where Are We Now?

Ray Telang Progress. That is what comes to mind when reflecting on my time as the 2018 Mackinac Policy Conference Chair. It was my privilege to chair a Conference that continues to make tremendous strides year after year.  As has …

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Competing For Progress

In their 2017 report, “Why Competition in the Politics Industry is Failing America,” former president at and CEO at Gehl foods, Katherine M. Gehl and Harvard Business School professor Michael E. Porter analyze how unhealthy competition in the political system …

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