January 20: Chamber Supports May Ballot Initiative to Fix Michigan’s Roads

The Detroit Regional Chamber is supporting the May 5 ballot initiative designed to fund transportation infrastructure and fix Michigan’s roads. The Chamber is advocating for a “yes” vote on the initiative, which would generate an estimated $1.3 billion annually for roads and bridges, along with additional funding for schools, local governments and public transit.

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December 16: Mellody Hobson, Walter Robb and Nate Silver to Keynote Mackinac Policy Conference; State of the Region Reveals Promising Growth for Southeast Michigan

DreamWorks Animation Board Chair Mellody Hobson, Whole Foods Co-CEO Walter Robb and leading political prognosticator Nate Silver are among the national all-star lineup of keynote speakers scheduled to take Michigan’s Center Stage at the Detroit Regional Chamber’s 2015 Mackinac Policy Conference. The annual, four-day Conference is scheduled for May 26-29 at the historic Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island. This year’s themes will focus on talent, urban revitalization and cohesion.

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November 18: Advocacy Team Active in Solution to Fix Michigan Roads; Ford Motor Co. Vice President to Highlight Michigan Supply Base at MICHauto Annual Meeting

The Detroit Regional Chamber applauds the Michigan Senate for taking a critical step to address Michigan’s crumbling infrastructure. The Senate voted 24-13 last week to modify how gas taxes are calculated in order to raise at least $1 billion to fix state roads and make strategic infrastructure investments.

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