AutoSummit: A High-Tech Future For Michigan’s Legacy Industry

Tech Century: September 30, 2015

There’s no doubt about the high-tech future of the auto industry, according to the 2015 MichAuto Summit, held Wednesday at Detroit’s Cobo Center. Production components built by 3D printers. Increasing autonomy of cars that help the driver stay out of accidents. Advanced powertrains involving electricity and hydrogen. All were on the agenda before a packed house of hundreds of attendees.

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Michigan is Auto, and MICHauto Aims to Keep it That Way

MLive: September 30, 2015

Michigan is home to a quarter of all U.S. automotive assembly plants. The state has the highest concentration of engineering and architecture talent in the country. Last year, the number of vehicles produced in Michigan hit 2.34 million units, easily eclipsing the next state’s total output of about 800,000 cars and trucks. In short, Michigan is auto.

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Chamber’s Maureen Krauss Shares Importance of Regionalism on Michigan Business Beat

Michigan Business Beat: August 27, 2015

Maureen Krauss, the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Vice President of Economic Development – Business Attraction, was on Michigan Business Beat with Chris Holman to share why a regional focus is critical to economic development in metro Detroit. Speaking from the Michigan Economic Developers Association’s Annual Meeting, Krauss makes the case for capitalizing on shared assets to attract greater global investment.

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Detroit Regional Chamber to Campaign Against Push to Hike State Corporate Income Tax to Fix Roads

Crain’s Detroit Business: August 17, 2015

“You can’t fix this (roads) problem by creating a new one,” said Brad Williams, the chamber’s government relations vice president. “This proposal is going to create a huge one….Businesses have many choices” on where to locate. If this goes through, Michigan’s going to be a less-desirable choice.”

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