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Detroit Among Great Lakes Chambers to Sign Letter Advocating for Federal Innovation Priorities

The Detroit Regional Chamber is among 14 chambers representing almost 50,000 businesses across the Great Lakes region that have come together to advocate for federal innovation priorities.

As the House and Senate amend the America COMPETES/USICA legislation, chambers from Michigan, Ohio, New York, Wisconsin, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Illinois, and Minnesota have signed a letter urging the nation’s leaders to include key provisions from both pieces in the final version of the America COMPETES legislation.

The following will advance the Great Lakes region’s historic leadership in research, innovation, and manufacturing and are critical to making the region — and nation — globally competitive:

  • Expand Pell Grant eligibility for short-term credential programs.
  • Prioritize registered apprenticeship opportunities for underserved populations and small- and medium-sized employers.
  • Create competitive funding opportunities that reduce the cost, time, and risk of commercializing new research and technology in emerging industries.

View the full letter below or download it HERE.