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Leadership Detroit Alumni Discuss Industry Needs for Detroit’s Next Decade

February 17, 2020
Leadership Detroit alumni shared their views on timely topics impacting Detroit’s next decade at the 2020 Detroit Policy Conference.

Changing the Culture of Workforce Development: 

Building Detroit’s workforce is essential for retaining and attracting business. This panel looked at FCA US LLC, a company that sees the talent shortage as a barrier to growth with their latest investments in Detroit, as a case study to consider how to approach workforce development.

Taking A Personal Stake in the Future of Detroit’s Education

How can Detroit’s education system become the asset that strengthens the economy? Community leaders discussed their expectations and apprehensions for the future and solutions to better navigate school systems.

Leadership Lessons Collaborating for Progress

Bridging the gap between business and grassroots leaders helps practice corporate sensibility. This session considered how to strengthen leadership through collaboration.

Measuring Detroit’s Comeback: The Detroit Revitalization Index

This session discussed Detroit Future City’s 2019 Revitalization Index as a way to measure the perceived impact of investment and economic activity in Detroit.

Small Business Development: Reaching The Next Plateau

Having a robust culture of small businesses will be a key factor of neighborhood growth in the next decade. This panel discussed the policy, financing, and talent needed to grow local business.

Corporate Support for a Reliable Regional Transit System

Businesses have the potential to have a large impact on improving regional transit. Regional leaders discussed how to support a connected system, the ROI of incentivizing public transit, and collaboration.