Weighing costs, benefits of free trade

Detroit Free Press: March 19, 2016

The political consensus in favor of globalization and free trade is weaker today than in decades. Alan Deardorff, a professor of economics and an authority on trade issues at the University of Michigan, says, “Indeed I have never seen this much anti-trade rhetoric in a presidential campaign.”

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Keep moving on cyber security

Detroit News: March 25, 2016

Michigan has a unique opportunity to be a leader in cyber security. As the automotive industry continues to develop driverless cars, and as regulators develop a highway infrastructure to carry them, the state’s business community can be out front in research and development to meet the growing threat of cyber attacks.

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Social media can be blessing and curse for business

Crain’s Detroit Business: March 6, 2016
Chad Wiebesick, director of social media and interactive marketing at Pure Michigan, on Monday cautioned marketing professionals about the perils of posting on Twitter, Facebook and other social media outlets during a Detroit Regional Chamber lunch meeting at the Emagine in Royal Oak.

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