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Detroit Regional Chamber President and CEO Sandy K. Baruah Applauds Chrysler for New Office in Downtown Detroit

DETROIT, April 30, 2012 – Today, Detroit Regional Chamber President and CEO Sandy K. Baruah released the following statement regarding the dedication of Chrysler’s new office in downtown Detroit:

“From their award-winning Super Bowl commercials to their great new products, Chrysler is leading by example and is bolstering the image of Detroit in the process. Establishing this new downtown Detroit office is just the latest example of Chrysler’s commitment to its hometown of Detroit.  Business leaders like Sergio Marchionne and Dan Gilbert clearly demonstrate that private sector investment is the to key economic development and job creation — and their leadership is critical to Detroit’s transformation.

Just as Chrysler proved the critics wrong with their own historic turnaround, Detroit will continue to surprise those who thought our best days were behind us. Chrysler’s new Detroit office joins GM’s headquarters and other major auto facilities in the city and region that clearly make the Detroit region the epicenter of the global auto industry.”

Prior to joining the Detroit Regional Chamber in 2010, Sandy K. Baruah served as President George W. Bush’s last Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and was one of the senior officials shaping the federal government’s response to the 2008 credit crisis and assistance to the U.S. automotive industry. Prior to leading the SBA, Baruah served as U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce.

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 detroitchamber.com.

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