EPA rules would limit Michigan manufacturing

The Detroit News: August, 3, 2015

The economic impact of Great Lakes manufacturers is world renowned. It is home to 123,000 manufacturers and their 5 million employees. It is the heart of this nation’s manufacturing base, accounting for 35 percent of U.S. manufacturing output and 42 percent of U.S. manufacturing jobs. Unfortunately, the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed Clean Power Plan threatens this productivity just as the industry has come back.

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Beyond Bankruptcy: How Detroit Has Used Data to Encourage Opportunity, Investment, and a Resurgence of Its Auto Industry

EMSI: July 28, 2015

In a pair of reports (State of the Region and Michigan is Auto), the Detroit Regional Chamber used EMSI’s labor market and education data, among other sources, to market its region, demonstrate economic progress, identify shortfalls, and strategize for the future. The reports, along with a recent Forbes article on Detroit’s recovery story, make for excellent attraction and retention tools, increasing the region’s reputation and leading it further into prosperity. These materials also provide helpful marketing examples to other regions that are facing similar financial challenges.

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Takeaways from the 2015 Mackinac Policy Conference

Michigan Business Network: June 8, 2015

While coordinating 1500 attendees and dozens of speakers from around the nation for the Mackinac Policy Conference isn’t always easy, it’s worth the impact it drives for Michigan. Speaking with Chris Holman of Michigan Business Network, Chamber COO Tammy Carnrike discussed the extensive planning and work that goes into each Conference and how the event provides a forum for tackling some of state’s biggest policy issues.

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Detroit and “Up North” Closer Than You Think!

Dome Magazine: June 5, 2015

While the population numbers between rural northern Michigan and the Detroit region are at opposite ends of the spectrum, there are a lot of synergies that could be created to achieve upward mobility and economic growth in Michigan. Each region desperately needs stakeholder collaboration, big picture thinking, more financial resources and very strong leadership to get the job done.

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