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Watch Highlights from #DPC19 – Detroit 2030: A Vision for the Future

The Detroit Civility Project

The Detroit News’ Nolan Finley and Detroit Public Television’s Stephen Henderson introduced the Detroit Civility Project on the Sound Board stage. Sponsored by Delta Dental, the goal of the project is for Detroit to become a laboratory for civility.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s Budget Priorities: Infrastructure, Education, and Talent

At the 2019 Detroit Policy Conference, Michigan’s newly elected leader, Governor Gretchen Whitmer, gave a sneak peek of Michigan’s future under her leadership during a conversation with 2019 Conference Chair Dennis W. Archer Jr. Her full budget proposal will be released on Tuesday, March 5 and she said it will focus on three priorities: improving the state’s crumbling infrastructure, education, and attracting and retaining talent. Thank you to MotorCity Casino Hotel for sponsoring this session. Read more.

Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist II: Making Michigan a Home for Innovation and Opportunity

To propel Detroit into a prosperous future, Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist II highlighted the importance of connecting communities through regional transit, broadband internet services, and entrepreneurship. He envisions Detroit in 2030 as having connected communities, increased economic investment, access to education, and more jobs. Read more.

Detroit Mayor Duggan to Join Panel Discussion on Importance of 2020 Census

Mayor Mike Duggan reiterated the importance of the 2020 Census on the city’s future: “It’s 10 questions, 10 minutes, for the next 10 years,” he said. The panel included the Mayor, as well as Latin Americans for Social and Economic Development’s Jane C. Garcia, ACCESS’ Hassan Jaber, and Detroit 2020 Census Campaign’s Victoria Kovari. Read more.

Detroit As the Center Of Success: Dan Gilbert and Dennis W. Archer Jr. On the City’s Future

In one of the most highly anticipated sessions of the Conference, Quicken Loans founder and chairman Dan Gilbert joined Conference Chair Dennis W. Archer Jr. for a conversation on Detroit’s future. The two talked talent attraction and retention, the historic Hudson’s site, education, philanthropy, and more.  Read more.