News Coverage

The Detroit Regional Chamber plays a key role for business on a local and national stage. For more information about this and other media coverage, contact Kelly Weatherwax, manager of communications at 313.596.0360.

  • Patterson faces Democrat-majority on Oakland County commission for first time

    November 11 – Crain’s Detroit

    While the pundits and partisans debate the national scope of the so-called Blue Wave in Tuesday’s election, in Oakland County the reality is clear: Democrats will assume the majority of seats on the county commission for the first time since the mid-1970s. And that may accelerate the county government’s participation in regional issues such as mass transit and economic development.

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  • Governor Rick Snyder talks to Paul W. Smith about Michigan election results

    November 8 – WJR

    Governor Snyder congratulates Gretchen Whitmer on her win and he says he will work with her for a smooth transition of power.

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  • Howes: Whitmer can win influential ally in business — if she wants one

    November 8 – The Detroit News

    On the campaign trail, Gov.-elect Gretchen Whitmer promised to repeal the state’s right-to-work law, end the so-called “retirement tax” on public-sector pensions and reinstate the Prevailing Wage Law. But realizing the political dreams of her supporters in organized labor ain’t happening now with Republicans maintaining control of the Legislature, if with reduced majorities.

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  • Democrats Picked Up Midwest Governor Seats by Vowing to Fix Schools, Potholes

    November 7 – Wall Street Journal

    Midwesterners elected gubernatorial candidates who promised to boost teacher pay in Wisconsin, fix potholes in Michigan and reverse deep budget cuts in Kansas. These issues, divorced from national politics, fueled Democratic victories across the region. The traditional political battleground helped hand the presidency to President Trump in 2016, but Tuesday’s election shows some of the states are still up for grabs.

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  • Five takeaways from Michigan’s midterm election

    November 8 – Bridge

    A new Democratic governor, secretary of state and attorney general, and slimmer Republican majorities in the state legislature. As Democrats gain a foothold on power in Lansing for the first time in eight years, Bridge asked pollsters, analysts, consultants and other experts about what Tuesday night’s results suggest about the issues that mattered, the electorate at large and what to expect in 2019.

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