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November 27, 2012: Campaign to Fix the Debt Launches in Michigan; Don’t Miss Opportunity Detroit: Annual Holiday Reception

Campaign to Fix the Debt Launches Michigan Chapter, Urges Attention to Fiscal Cliff and Long-Term Debt
The Campaign to Fix the Debt, a national nonpartisan coalition of business leaders, elected officials, community leaders, academics and individual citizens, has launched a state chapter in Michigan to bring together concerned individuals to call on lawmakers to address the ballooning national debt.

“There is no doubt that our national debt issue is a difficult one, but the size of the challenge should spur our nation to action – rather than shrink from it,” said Detroit Regional Chamber President and CEO, and Co-Chair of the Michigan chapter of Campaign to Fix the Debt Sandy K. Baruah. “Resolving this issue will take a smart combination of spending restraint, revenue enhancements and a robustly growing economy. Any one of those goals alone is challenge. Achieving all three simultaneously is daunting, but absolutely necessary.”

For more information or to sign the campaign’s citizen petition, click here. Click here to hear Baruah discuss the campaign with WDET’s Craig Fahle.

Don’t Forget to Register for Opportunity Detroit, Chamber’s Annual Membership Meeting and Holiday Reception
Registration is now open for Opportunity Detroit, the Detroit Regional Chamber’s annual membership meeting and holiday reception, on December 18 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Gem Theater. As the landscape of the Detroit region continues to transform, companies of all types and sizes – large and global, entrepreneurial and growing – are investing and creating jobs in Southeast Michigan. Confidence is increasing among business decision-makers and global site selectors believe business opportunities are made in Detroit.

During this event, you will have a chance to hear from the people making decisions to invest in Detroit and what they are finding when they do. From talent, resources and quality of life, to one of the best business tax structures in the nation, the Chamber is bringing business insiders together to share Detroit’s story and define the role you can play in encouraging its continued transformation. Click here to reserve your spot.

Reminder: Help Michigan Build a Stronger, Healthier and More Business Friendly Economy with Short Survey 
The Detroit Regional Chamber is participating in the first Michigan 2013 Economic Outlook Survey along with more than 70 organizations who have joined together from around the state to gain a better understanding of how to accelerate business and job growth in Michigan. This venture will help the participating groups in the Michigan business community to better understand your business priorities and determine what services will be valuable to your business in 2013.

Please take a few quick minutes to fill out a short survey, here, and share your business insight. By providing your feedback in this survey, you are part of a statewide collaborative effort to help Michigan become a stronger, healthier and more business-friendly economy in 2013.