Shattering Misperceptions

Mike Rowe is on a one-man mission to bring national attention to the importance of skilled trades training across the country. As the former host of Discovery Channel’s hit show “Dirty Jobs,” Rowe spent countless hours traveling to all 50 U.S. states and working more than 300 different jobs, transforming cable television into a landscape of swamps, sewers, ice roads and coal mines.

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Detroit Leaders: City’s Comeback Requires Conscious Inclusion, Neighborhood Revitalization

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Michigan and Detroit have a responsibility to expand participation and grow opportunity for people of all backgrounds in order to move the state forward. That was the key message a panel of civic, government and business leaders, moderated by Stephen Henderson, editorial page editor of the Detroit Free Press, laid out in the session titled “Race, Opportunity and the Art of Cohesion” on Friday.

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Detroit Regional Chamber Releases 2015 Mackinac Policy Conference To-Do List and Announces 2016 Conference Dates

MACKINAC ISLAND, May 29, 2015 – Today, the Detroit Regional Chamber unveiled its 2015 Mackinac Policy Conference To-Do List following three days of discussions featuring top state, regional and national thought leaders. Governor Rick Snyder, Conference Chair Mark Davidoff, Michigan Managing Partner of Deloitte LLP, and Chamber President and CEO Sandy K. Baruah announced the list of four items at the conclusion of the annual Conference.

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Ford Motor Co. Course for Automotive Innovation Stems from Company’s Iconic Past

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Ethics and innovation are important factors that affect a company’s reputation and success, according to Bill Ford, executive chairman of Ford Motor Co. During a one-on-one conversation with Detroit Regional Chamber President Sandy Baruah, Ford said he takes pride in leading a company where “making lives better” drives the automaker’s overarching ethos — a fit with the Conference’s pillar of cohesion.

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Gov. Snyder: Michigan’s Long-Term Growth Requires Cohesive Plan for Economic Development, Education and Efficient Government

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Putting Michigan on a path to long-term success requires cohesiveness between state and local leaders Gov. Rick Snyder said — honing in on one of the 2015 Mackinac Policy Conference pillars. A key component of that work involves coming together on sustainable economic development programs for transportation infrastructure funding, talent development and fiscally responsible energy policies.

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