MICHauto Hosts Middle School Students for Tour of Nissan Tech Center

Detroit Regional Chamber Economic Development Update: June, 2013

Earlier this month, the Detroit Regional Chamber’s MICHauto program hosted students from Detroit’s University Prep Middle School for an interactive tour of the Nissan Technical Center North America in Farmington Hills. The students were treated to a morning of demonstrations on everything from computer aided design and engineering in vehicle safety and restraints to environmental and noise simulations.

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Detroit Regional Chamber Markets Detroit Region’s Aerospace Industry at Paris Air Show

Detroit Regional Chamber Economic Development Update, June 2013

The Detroit Regional Chamber teamed with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s Pure Michigan Business Connect program at the Paris Air Show last week to develop opportunities for the Detroit region’s aerospace sector. The Chamber conducted followup meetings with several firms that expressed interest in the region at Aeromart in Montreal in April.

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Detroit Regional Chamber, Pure Michigan Business Connect Host Successful Matchmaking Summit with Timken

Detroit Regional Chamber Economic Development Update, June 2013

The Detroit Regional Chamber partnered with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s Pure Michigan Business Connect (PMBC) program to host a “Connection Point” matchmaking summit with The Timken Company earlier this month. Fifty-eight companies selected by Timken, including The Dow Chemical Company, Dexter Research Center and Focus: HOPE Industries, received 20-minute, pre-arranged private meetings during the event.

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Governor Snyder Launches Statewide Logistics Strategy

Detroit Regional Chamber Economic Development Update, June 2013

Governor Rick Snyder has issued the long-awaited Logistics and Supply Chain (LSC) Strategic Plan for Michigan, capping a 10-month effort to direct the development of this vital sector under a single, unified plan of action. The strategy outlines five core objectives to develop Michigan’s LSC assets, a sector which analysts generally recognize as a driver of global competitiveness.

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Detroit Regional Chamber Survey Finds More Recent College Grads Staying in Michigan

Detroit Regional Chamber Economic Development Update, June 2013

The Detroit Regional Chamber announced the preliminary results of a comprehensive survey of recent college graduates in Michigan at the recent Mackinac Policy Conference designed to provide real data on state talent retention issues and learn more about motives behind the location decisions made by young people. The survey indicated that 63 percent of the targeted group of graduates remained in the state, a 12-percentage point increase from a survey of a comparable group in 2007.

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There is More to the Detroit Region than Manufacturing

Detroit Regional Chamber Economic Development Update, June 2013

The first thought associated with the Detroit region is often that it is a manufacturing region. This is in fact “a region where things get done;” however, there is much more to the region than building products and/or services. Contrary to popular belief, manufacturing is not the Detroit region’s largest industry.

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Business Attraction: B2B Meetings at the Paris Air Show

June 21, 2013

Thursday wrapped up the last official day of exclusive B2B meetings at the Paris Air Show. The Chamber team had solid meetings with the Ontario and Quebec Aerospace associations to discuss ideas for collaboration. Additionally, we met with a number of large aerospace firms with a presence in Michigan, including Barnes Aerospace, Parker Aerospace, Parrot and Liebherr.

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Detroit Regional Chamber, PMBC Promoting Michigan Supply Chain at Paris Air Show

June 20, 2013

Justin Robinson of the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Business Attraction team is in France this week for the 50th Paris Air Show – a key global event for the aviation and space industry that draws exhibitors, delegations and trade visitors from around the world. The Chamber is teaming up with Pure Michigan Business Connect (PMBC) on this trip to expose global companies to Michigan’s first-rate supply chain with the goal of getting these firms to locate in the Detroit region.

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