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The Mackinac Policy Conference edition of the Detroiter is available on newsstands now. Order your copy today:The Detroiter is a quarterly magazine published by the Detroit Regional Chamber. To subscribe or to order a physical copy of the magazine, please call 313.964.4000.

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On the CoverBuilding Michigan’s prosperous future – LEGO style

Designed by Skidmore Studio, the Detroiter cover focuses on the 2015 Mackinac Policy Conference pillars – talent, urban revitalization and cohesion – which are three key catalysts to ensuring Michigan’s dynamic economic growth and prosperity moving forward.

Inspired by a LEGO theme, the illustration depicts how the Detroit Regional Chamber’s annual event brings together renowned national thought leaders and in uential Michigan business, political and philanthropic leaders for a statewide dialogue on the key issues facing the state. Central to the cover is the state of Michigan constructed from LEGOs. These blocks represent the three Conference pillars and myriad ideas shared on stage that will help shape the state’s trajectory over the next year.

As you can see by the depth of activity depicted, it’s going to take everyone at the local, regional and state level working together with a cohesive vision toward shared goals to build a more prosperous Michigan. Enjoy matching the speakers from the main stage with their LEGO likenesses on the cover.

Hey, why is that guy on a Segway?

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Detroiter Cover MPC15

  • Shattering Misperceptions

    Page 26

    Mike Rowe is on a one-man mission to bring national attention to the importance of skilled trades training across the country. As the former host of Discovery Channel’s hit show “Dirty Jobs,” Rowe spent countless hours traveling to all 50 U.S. states and working more than 300 different jobs, transforming cable television into a landscape of swamps, sewers, ice roads and coal mines.

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  • Better & Better

    Page 68

    Welcome to Mackinac and the 2015 Detroit Regional Chamber Policy Conference. My family and I, along with close to 700 staff members, are honored to host our state’s most prestigious policy and networking event.

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  • Michigan’s Talented Future

    Page 30

    To paraphrase a line from one of America’s greatest baseball films, if you build it, they will come. I look at my first term as governor as a period of reinventing Michigan by getting our foundation reset.

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  • Hope is the Flame That Still Burns

    Page 38

    We have seen that in the half century since the civil rights movement and Dr. King’s dream, one problem, racism, has been replaced, or at least matched by, another: class and poverty. This is a problem that cuts across the color line and affects urban and rural communities alike.

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  • Lessons Learned

    Page 66

    MSNBC and CNBC analyst and former Congressman Harold Ford Jr. will return to the Mackinac Policy Conference for the third time in five years bringing his knowledge of national politics to Michigan’s Center Stage. The Detroiter caught up with Ford for a quick discussion on the political landscape.

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  • The Food Economy

    Page 50

    The ingredients are all there — a diverse array of crops, abundant supply of water, logistical infrastructure and manufacturing talent — to grow Michigan’s food and agriculture industry.

    Agriculture is already big business in Michigan, but there’s plenty of room to grow through exports and capitalizing on its resources to become a food-processing powerhouse.

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  • Insight and Influence

    Page 22

    Mellody Hobson’s ascent to financial guru, regular CBS News contributor and chairman of the board of DreamWorks Animation SKG comes on the heels of a childhood that can be considered anything but privileged. The daughter of a single mother and the youngest of six children, Hobson speaks regularly of the financial struggles endured by her family throughout her childhood.

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  • Tomorrow’s Expectations

    Page 58

    Nate Silver has a way of driving people crazy. He does it by telling them things they don’t want to hear – and by being right.

    The 37-year-old East Lansing native and proprietor of the FiveThirtyEight blog has been doing it since 2007, when he transitioned from projecting the potential of professional baseball prospects to predicting the outcome of elections.

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  • The Curious Man

    Page 24

    Inventor extraordinaire Dean Kamen is enthusiastic about coming to Michigan – really enthusiastic, like “Get me on the next plane” enthusiastic. Except, of course, that in his case he can fly himself; Kamen has a heliport attached to his home in New Hampshire.

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  • The Innovation Era

    Page 48

    On the other side of the automotive industry’s darkest days, it’s a new era defined by the convergence of technology and information that demands innovation at a pace the world’s never seen.

    According to Ford Motor Co.’s Executive Chairman Bill Ford, success in this rapidly changing environment requires a nimbleness in technological innovation and the collaboration between industries and entrepreneurs, as well as continued reinvention.

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