• Detroit Regional Chamber Releases 2014 Mackinac Policy Conference To-Do List and Announces 2015 Conference Dates

    MACKINAC ISLAND, May 30, 2014– After three days of discussions featuring top state, regional and national thought-leaders, the Detroit Regional Chamber unveiled its 2014 Mackinac Policy Conference To-Do List. Conference Chair Henry B. Cooney, president and CEO, Plunkett Cooney and Chamber President and CEO Sandy K. Baruah announced the list of four items, informed by input from Governor Rick Snyder, at the conclusion of the annual Conference.

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  • Detroit Regional Chamber and Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce Join Effort to Update Michigan’s Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act

    Mackinac Island, MI– As business, opinion and policy leaders from across Michigan gather for the 2014 Detroit Regional Chamber Mackinac Policy Conference, advocates for business from both Detroit and Grand Rapids announced their groups’ support of a recently announced effort to update Michigan’s Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act (ELCRA) to include sexual orientation and gender identity. Standing together this morning, the Detroit Regional Chamber and the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce officially signed on to become members of the Michigan Competitive Workforce Coalition.

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  • White House Designates ADVANCE MICHIGAN for Major Funding Award

    DETROIT, Mich.–The Obama administration today announced that Advance Michigan, a 13-county Michigan region anchored by the cities of Ann Arbor, Detroit, Flint, Lansing and Pontiac, has been designated to receive major federal investments aimed at revitalizing manufacturing through the Investing in Manufacturing Communities Program (IMCP). The Advance Michigan region was one of roughly a dozen communities designated nationally. All IMCP communities will be eligible for a combined $1.3 billion in federal funding from 16 federal departments and agencies. Some of these funds will be made available to the regions on a competitive basis.

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  • University of Michigan Study: Michigan International Speedway drives economy

    MACKINAC ISLAND, Michigan (May 29, 2014) — Michigan International Speedway’s economic footprint is more than $414 million a year – and on an annual basis, according to a University of Michigan study released today.
    Speedway President Roger Curtis released the economic impact figures alongside U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow and Michigan Lt. Gov. Brian Calley during the Detroit Regional Chamber’s annual Mackinac Policy Conference at The Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island.

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