The Detroit Regional Chamber announced its to-do list following the 2022 Mackinac Policy Conference focused on the business community’s changing civic role in polarizing times. Each year, the Chamber develops a set of action items to continue the progress and discussions that occurred on the island. They are:

  • Build on the discussions and momentum around making Michigan more competitive to push for a more robust and consistent economic competitiveness approach.
  • With MICHauto, build a cohesive statewide strategy to develop the high-tech talent needs for the evolving mobility and EV industry in Michigan.
  • Leverage the Detroit Civility Project Partnership to use sports as a platform to advance civility in the Detroit region.

The 2022 Conference Chair Arn Tellem, vice chairman of Pistons Sports and Entertainment, led an advisory committee of Michigan-based chief executive officers and Chamber leadership to ensure the theme and agenda tackle critical issues while guaranteeing a safe and comfortable environment for attendees.

The 2022 Conference focused on the business community’s changing civic role in polarizing times, highlighting the areas in which Michigan’s business community can set an example:

  • Advancing diversity as a strength.
  • Utilizing civility and facts in public discourse.
  • Building a culture of empathy.
  • Advocating for the fundamental tenets of American democracy.

The Mackinac Policy Conference – the Detroit Regional Chamber’s annual statewide event – convenes Michigan’s most influential audience to engage in collaborative dialogue on the state’s economic future. Since 1981, the Conference has provided a unique-in-the-nation experience for Michigan’s top business, government, civic, and philanthropic leaders.

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