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Business Attraction Showcases Detroit’s Value at Pure Michigan Event

The Chamber’s Business Attraction team participated in a Pure Michigan site selection trip to Atlanta, GA. on Sept. 23-24 to increase awareness of the Detroit region. The trip featured summit-style discussions, where all 13 Michigan representatives met with 16 consultants over the course of two days. Partners from the Detroit region included Mark King from DTE Energy, Justin Horvath from Shiawassee Economic Development Partnership, Luke Bonner from Ann Arbor SPARK, and Mark Adams from Oakland County.

Overall, the consultants expressed a positive view of the business opportunities throughout the city and Detroit region. They were interested in the region’s assets for back office and call centers, manufacturing and technology projects. The region was also acknowledged for being a top competitor as a result of the state of Michigan’s tax structure and becoming a right-to-work state.