Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s State of the State address touched on several long-time Detroit Regional Chamber priorities, including economic development, postsecondary education, and Michigan’s infrastructure.
The biggest question will be how the Legislature decides to spend its projected $9.2 billion surplus, and how that impacts Michigan’s long-term fiscal standing and business climate. Efforts to move Michigan forward should be pragmatic and bipartisan to protect and build on the progress of the previous decade.
The Chamber will take a deeper dive on these issues when it hosts the Governor for its annual State of the State Address to the Business Community on Feb. 13.
Creating Sustainable Funding for Economic Development
The Governor highlighted successful business development efforts through the Strategic Outreach and Attraction Reserve Fund (SOAR).