Detroit Regional Chamber report mostly upbeat

Detroit Free Press: December 11, 2014

“Over the past five years, there has not been a more compelling economic development story than that of the Detroit region,” the report begins. “The domestic automotive industry re-engineered from the brink of collapse now exceeds pre-recession production levels. Detroit’s historic exit from bankruptcy has changed the city from the symbol of urban decay to the nation’s underdog upstart.”

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Celebrating Detroit Gratitude This Thanksgiving

Huffington Post Detroit: November 25, 2014

It’s been two years since the Detroit Regional Chamber first offered to pay for the first two years of college for any Detroit resident who graduated from any Detroit high school. Thousands of students have taken advantage of this incredible opportunity, but thousands more could. Let’s hope the Chamber keeps this program alive, and that every Detroit student that wants technical training or a college education applies to the program.

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Detroit breaks new ground in bankruptcy settlements

Reuters: November 7, 2014

Sandy Baruah, chief executive officer of the Detroit Regional Chamber, lauded the approach. “The ability to use some physical assets to help resolve objections got us to the point where the bankruptcy process could be executed sooner and with less hysterics and a higher level of agreement than we expected a year ago,” Baruah said.

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