December 16: Mellody Hobson, Walter Robb and Nate Silver to Keynote Mackinac Policy Conference; State of the Region Reveals Promising Growth for Southeast Michigan

DreamWorks Animation Board Chair Mellody Hobson, Whole Foods Co-CEO Walter Robb and leading political prognosticator Nate Silver are among the national all-star lineup of keynote speakers scheduled to take Michigan’s Center Stage at the Detroit Regional Chamber’s 2015 Mackinac Policy Conference. The annual, four-day Conference is scheduled for May 26-29 at the historic Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island. This year’s themes will focus on talent, urban revitalization and cohesion.

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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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State of the Region

By Daniel Lai With Detroit swiftly exiting bankruptcy, the resurgent automotive industry and an emerging entrepreneurial economy, Southeast Michigan is poised for a bright future. That’s the message the Detroit Regional Chamber unveiled to nearly 250 attendees during its inaugural State of the Region at its annual meeting …

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