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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November 4 Election Edition: Gov. Snyder’s Re-election to Accelerate Michigan’s Reinvention; Chamber-Backed Candidates Sweep State, National Offices

Dozens of pro-growth candidates supported by the Detroit Regional Chamber swept their respective races during Tuesday’s election. Preliminary results show that 91 out of 94 candidates endorsed by the Chamber’s Political Action Committee (PAC), were elected at the local, state and national level, marking an important step in Michigan’s ongoing revitalization.

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October 28: Chamber Leads Delegation on Lessons Learned Tour of New Orleans; Election Day Nears, Check Out Chamber PAC-Endorsed Candidates

Last week, the Detroit Regional Chamber led a delegation of over 30 business, civic and philanthropic leaders, and representatives of the city of Detroit, to New Orleans, La. for a three-day lessons learned tour to bring back insight for Detroit’s continued revitalization. The trip focused on New Orleans’ successful – and still developing – recovery from Hurricane Katrina.

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