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Detroit Regional Chamber President and CEO: Game-Changing Decision on NITC Will Pay Dividends For Generations

DETROIT, June 15, 2012 –Today, Detroit Regional Chamber President and CEO Sandy K. Baruah issued the following statement on the announcement to move forward with the New International Trade Crossing (NITC):

“This is a historic day. The NITC is an investment in Michigan’s future that will lead directly to tangible economic growth and provide a return on investment that will pay dividends for generations to come,” Baruah said. “After years of leading a wide coalition in support of the new crossing throughout multiple gubernatorial administrations, the Detroit Regional Chamber could not be more pleased with the Governor’s bold and decisive leadership on this issue and his decision to move the NITC forward. Since taking office, Governor Snyder has helped improve Michigan’s business climate at a remarkable pace – today’s announcement is a game-changing step that will significantly increase Detroit’s and Michigan’s ability to compete in the 21st century global market and benefit communities and businesses across the state.”

About the Detroit Regional Chamber
With over 20,000 members and affiliates, that employ over three quarters of a million workers, the Detroit Regional Chamber is one of the largest chambers of commerce in the country. The Chamber’s mission is carried out through business attraction efforts, advocacy, strategic partnerships and providing valuable benefits to members. For more information, please visit

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