Take 5: What Comes First, Talent or Business?

In the wake of Detroit’s failed bid to host Amazon’s second world headquarters, how much of a factor was Detroit’s talent pool? Many business leaders believe if Amazon came to Detroit, talent would follow. However, Amazon cited a lack of existing talent in Detroit as a key factor in being left off the final list.

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Talent All-Stars

The competition to retain existing talent while recruiting new talent is increasingly fierce. When it comes to luring the best and brightest, companies across the region are thinking outside the box from innovative apprenticeship programs to offering tuition reimbursement programs and investing millions in renovated office space.

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Spotlight On Talent: Rick Snyder

As we continue to maximize Michigan’s momentum, a critical focus on talent development is key. We’ve achieved remarkable growth, but sustaining that growth depends on our ability to build an education and talent system that creates long-term, high-paying careers for Michiganders, breaks down barriers to employment, and shows employers that Michigan is the place to grow and invest in.

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