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Chamber Presents Poll Findings to Rep. Stevens and Municipal Leaders

Brad Williams, vice president of government relations for the Detroit Regional Chamber, presented findings from the Chamber’s May Michigan Priorities Poll to U.S. Rep. Haley Stevens (D-MI 11), and municipal leaders…

Detroit Regional Chamber Political Action Committee Announces Endorsements for Detroit City Council Primaries

DETROIT (July 28, 2021) – The Detroit Regional Chamber Political Action Committee (PAC) today announced its endorsement of Detroit City Council candidates in advance of the Aug. 3 primary elections.…

Joint Statement from Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce (WERCC), Detroit Regional Chamber (DRC), and Canada-U.S. Business Association (CUSBA)

DETROIT (July 26, 2021) – Detroit Regional Chamber President and Chief Executive Officer Sandy K. Baruah joined Rakesh Naidu, president and chief executive officer of the Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce, and Mark…

A Crisis Like No Other: Rising to the Challenge Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

Through a year marked by unprecedented crisis and uncertainty, the Detroit Regional Chamber stepped up and responded quickly to the needs of its members and the broader regional business community.…

Michigan Makes Dramatic Improvement in Top States for Business Rankings

MI Shot to Win Is Chance for the State to Make Progress on COVID-19 Vaccinations

SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Businesses and Residents of Southeast Michigan Affected by Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes

President Biden Declares Disaster in Michigan Following June Flooding

On Thursday, July 15, President Joe Biden declared a disaster in the state of Michigan following a major flooding event in June, which provides a pathway for the Federal Emergency Management…

Lt. Gov. Gilchrist Announces Award to Increase High-speed Internet Access Across Michigan

LANSING, Mich. – Lt. Gov. Gilchrist and the Department of Technology, Management, and Budget (DTMB) today announced an additional $15.3 million in funding awarded through the Connecting Michigan Communities (CMIC)…

Inaugural, All Black Produced, BLKOUT Walls Mural Festival

Gratis festival provides Detroit youth, and national and local muralists of color opportunity to reinvigorate the North End community of Detroit, Michigan, July 24 – 31 WHO: Artists Sydney G. James,…

Where to Request and Return Absentee Ballots in Detroit for August Primary

The Rocket Mortgage Classic Puts the Spotlight on Detroit

Detroit became the center of the golf world for a week as the Rocket Mortgage Classic returned to the Detroit Golf Club for its third year. The tournament had everything…

Michigan’s Latest Budget Could Help Achieve Equity in School Funding

Lessons in Leadership: Detroit Medical Center CEO Dr. Audrey Gregory

Chamber Statement on New Vaccine Incentive: MI Shot to Win Sweepstakes

DETROIT (July 1, 2021) – Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced the creation of the MI Shot To Win Sweepstakes, a lottery-style raffle that gives vaccinated Michiganders a chance to win $5 million…

Gov. Whitmer Submits Request to FEMA for Expedited Damage Assessment in Wayne County

LANSING, Mich. – Governor Gretchen Whitmer has requested the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) conduct a joint Preliminary Damage Assessment (PDA) with state and local officials to review damages and…

Survey: How Small Businesses are Emerging and Adapting from COVID-19

Chamber Statement on Gov. Whitmer’s Veto of Worker-Safety Tax Relief

DETROIT (June 25, 2021) – Detroit Regional Chamber vice president of Government Relations Brad Williams issued the following statement on Gov. Whitmer’s vetoes of House Bill 4224 and 4225, which…

Former Mayor Dennis Archer Speaks Against Proposed Detroit City Charter

In a press conference on Tuesday, Aug. 3, former Detroit Mayor Dennis Archer urged city residents to oppose the Detroit City Charter Commission’s proposed changes to the city charter. Archer…

Town Hall: Inside the U.S. Army National Hiring Days with Maj. Gen. Darren L. Werner

Results for America: Detroit Promise Path Case Study

Results for America released a new case study on June 21 focused on the Detroit Promise Path program, which is run in partnership with Detroit Regional Chamber and the Michigan…

Chamber Congratulates Rep. Fred Upton on Bipartisanship Award

Michigan Congressman Fred Upton was awarded the Jefferson-Hamilton Award for Bipartisanship, along with 22 other members of the House of Representatives and ten Senators by the U.S. Chamber. Rep. Upton…

Huntington Bank commits $1 billion in Detroit region for lending initiative for minorities, underserved, small businesses

6/16/21 Crain’s Detroit Business  By Nick Manes  Detroit commitment part of $40 billion initiative Community Plan to focus on business and personal lending, racial social equity Huntington completed TCF Bank…

Fifth Third Bank boosts investment in Detroit-based First Independence

6/14/21 Crain’s Detroit Business  By Nick Manes Fifth Third announces new $2.5 million investment in Black-owned First Independence Follows $3 million investment in 2008 Larger banks increasingly taking investment positions…

Eight Local Community Organizations to Receive Community Benefits Funding

Windsor, Ontario • The Gordie Howe International Bridge team announced the distribution of $100,000 (CDN) to several local organizations as part of the project Community Benefits Plan. This marks the second…

Detroit Regional Chamber Announces Arn Tellem as the 2022 Mackinac Policy Conference Chairman

DETROIT (June 16, 2021) – Today, the Detroit Regional Chamber announced Arn Tellem, vice chairman of Pistons Sports and Entertainment (PS&E), as Chairman of the 2022 Mackinac Policy Conference and…

Lessons in Leadership with Najah Bazzy

Lessons in Leadership with Kelly’s Peter Quigley

Gov. Whitmer Signs Executive Directive to Expand High-Speed Internet Access for Michiganders

Detroit Charter Revisions Must Be Removed From Aug. 3 Ballot

On Wednesday, May 26, Wayne County Circuity Court Judge Timothy Kenny ruled that the proposed City Charter governing document cannot go before voters on Aug. 3. The Rev. Horace Sheffield…

Gov. Whitmer announces school funding priorities to transform K-12 education

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced today her funding priorities for K-12 education as the state readies for major investments in our schools and teachers. Due to the American Rescue Plan and the recently announced state revenue increases, a surplus in…

In Case You Missed It: Workforce Development Considerations for the Commercial Cannabis Industry

City of Detroit: Mayor names former Assistant Chief, Head of State Civil Rights Department, James E. White, as Interim Chief of Police

White will be stepping down from Civil Rights post to assume role effective June 1, after announced departure of Chief James Craig Mayor cites White’s leadership and integrity as Assistant…

Virtual Event: Michigan Chronicle Small Business Toolkit 2021

Detroit Regional Chamber director of government relations, Bernard Parker, will be joining a virtual event with the Michigan Chronicle to discuss how small businesses are navigating the ongoing impacts of…

Rocket Mortgage Classic Tickets On Sale Beginning May 27

General admission tickets will be available for the Delta Dental Pro-Am on Wednesday, June 30, and competition rounds Thursday, July 1 – Sunday, July 4. Fans can secure a separate ticket now…

Letter: Chamber Proposes $400M Plan to Incentivize Workers to Reenter the Workforce Amid Increasing Demand

Chamber Statement on Chief James Craig’s Retirement

Chamber President and Chief Executive Officer, Sandy K. Baruah, shared the following statement on Detroit Police Chief James Craig’s retirement announcement.

Chamber’s Melanie D’Evelyn Named to DBusiness’ 2021 30 in Their Thirties

The Detroit Regional Chamber is proud to celebrate Director of Detroit Drives Degrees Melanie D’Evelyn, who has been named one of DBusiness Magazine’s 30 in Their Thirties. D’Evelyn was recognized…

Detroit Regional Chamber Statement on Proposed City Charter Revision

DETROIT (April 29) – Detroit’s rebirth is no more a foregone conclusion today than it was when it emerged from the nation’s largest municipal bankruptcy. The recommended amendments to the…

Suppliers Needed: Pure Michigan Business Connect Michigan Furniture Industry Symposium

Pure Michigan Business Connect, in partnership with Lakeshore Advantage and The Right Place, is hosting a first-ever virtual Michigan Furniture Industry Symposium event on Thursday, May 13, connecting several significant…

Detroit Health System Partners with Tech Companies to Tackle Digital Exclusion and Inequities in Healthcare

Henry Ford Health System launches International Competition to Create Solutions and address the digital/healthcare divide for Detroiters with sponsorship from Google Cloud and Miracle Software Systems. DETROIT (April 27, 2021) – Henry…

Bid Opportunities: Bridging North America Gordie Howe International Bridge Project

New Online Detroit Regional Dashboard Provides Data to Align Nonprofit Efforts to Drive Prosperity and Equity

Detroit Regional Partnership and Detroit Regional Chamber Launch Tool to Track Progress, Change Detroit, Michigan (April 27, 2021) – Today, the Detroit Regional Chamber and Detroit Regional Partnership launched an…

Lessons in Leadership with Maj. Gen. Ross Coffman

Chamber’s Education and Talent Team Signs Letter to Gov. Whitmer with Spending Proposal for American Rescue Plan

The Detroit Regional Chamber joined more than a dozen regional education-focused organizations in signing a letter to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer with four key proposals for allocation of American Rescue Plan…

What Money Will Michigan Get in the American Rescue Plan

The State Budget Office outlined a proposal for how the money allocated by the federal government in the American Rescue Plan Act should be spent at the state, county, and…

Michigan Business Leaders Unite On Voting Rights

The Chamber joined 40 business leaders of the largest companies in our state to issue the joint communication. The Chamber takes the protection of voting rights very seriously and also…

Chamber Statement on the American Jobs Plan

In response to President Biden’s American Jobs Plan, Detroit Regional Chamber President and Chief Executive Officer Sandy K. Baruah released this statement. Michigan and the United States need significant modernization…

Breaking Down the American Jobs Plan

President Biden outlined a $2 trillion jobs and infrastructure plan on Wednesday, March 31, that would make a significant investment in roads, bridges, telecommunications, and climate change. The American Jobs…

In Case You Missed It: Lessons in Leadership with Dug Song

Chamber President Joins Lt. Gov. Gilchrist, Regional Leaders to Rally Around Reconnecters to Boost Adult Student Success, Retain Local Talent

Chamber Statement on Solidarity with the AAPI Community

The Detroit Promise Works To Boost College Enrollment Among Detroit Residents

March 23, 2021 CBS Detroit The Detroit Promise is a last-dollar scholarship that provides eligible Detroit students the ability to earn an associate’s degree, bachelor’s degree, or technical certificate, tuition-free,…

Examining the Detroit Promise Path: A Detroit News webinar

March 25, 2021 The Detroit News Bankole Thompson hosts this conversation with stakeholders, observers, and participants in the Detroit Promise Path. View original article here.

In Case You Missed It | Advocacy in Action: The Big Four

Remembering Detroit Business Leader Donald Epstein 

Donald Epstein was a man driven by his values, humility, compassion, and service to others. These values were on display at home and in the workplace as the CEO of…

Nominations Open for EY’s 2021 Entrepreneur of the Year Award

EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ recognizes unstoppable entrepreneurial achievement among individuals and companies that demonstrate vision, leadership, and success. Now in its 35th year, the Entrepreneur Of The Year® program…

Learn More About Grow Detroit Young Talent Program

2021 International Women’s Day: Choose to Challenge

The Detroit Regional Chamber hosted its third annual International Women’s Day celebration virtually with empowering conversations with distinguished local business leaders. The event featured an uplifting and empowering program that…

Detroit Regional Chamber Request for Website Proposal: March 2021

Gov. Whitmer Highlights Priority for Businesses, Advocates for Civility at the Chamber’s State of the State Address

State of the State for Michigan Business On Feb. 12, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer shared her vision for successfully managing COVID-19, strengthening the economy, and fixing the roads in her State…

‘Change is Opportunity’ in the Mind of TCF National Bank’s Tom Shafer

A Thank You To U.S. Attorney Matthew Schneider for his Service

True public servants work to transcend partisan opinions and act as guardians to civic virtues and the laws of a free society. Throughout his service to our state and nation,…

The State of Education Report Shows Key Educational Outcomes Trending in Wrong Direction, Available on Interactive Platform

A Thank You to Tonya Allen

              Tonya Allen, President and CEO of the influential Skillman Foundation since 2014, will soon depart her beloved Detroit to take on the challenge…

Gov. Whitmer Launches Bipartisan $30M Michigan Reconnect Program

National News Literacy Week challenges public to boost news literacy skills

CINCINNATI – With information – and misinformation – surging around recent national events, the News Literacy Project and The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) are again teaming up to launch a national public…

MSU Extension Partnering with Macomb County to Offer Citizen Planner Program

MSU Extension, in partnership with the Macomb County Planning and Economic Development Department, is sponsoring the Michigan Citizen Planner “Fundamentals of Planning and Zoning” Program.  This certificate-based course begins Thursday,…

$39M in Going PRO Talent Fund grants awarded to train 30,000 workers at more than 850 Michigan businesses

Funds help Michigan employers prepare the talent they need to compete and grow; workers gain skills needed for in-demand career paths LANSING, Mich. – Through $39,015,052 in grants from the…

Transportation Economic Development Grant Will Support 2,200 New Jobs in Detroit

US Chamber of Commerce: State of American Business

“The State of American Business is resilient,” Tom Donohue said optimistically as he kicked off the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s 2021 State of American Business virtual event. During the address,…

A Special Message From Former Board Chair Patti Poppe: Patti Poppe: “Keep Up the Impactful Work”

The Detroit Regional Chamber extends a special congratulations to our friend and valued advisor, Patti Poppe, as she transitions to her new role with PG&E. Having served as the Chair of…

Detroit Regional Chamber Leadership Supports Traditional Transfer of Presidential Power

Getting Inside the Mind of Carhartt’s President Linda Hubbard

From the CEO: Post-Election Analysis as the Dust Settles

Gov. Whitmer, Michigan Legislators Announce Bipartisan Legislation to Reduce Barriers to Licensure for Servicemembers, Veterans, and Dependents

Detroit Regional Chamber Named Among 2020 Detroit Free Press Top Workplaces Awardees 

Applications Open Nov. 2 for Training Grants Through $27M Going PRO Talent Fund

Chamber’s Government Relations Vice President Brad Williams Named to Crain’s ’50 Names to Know in Lobbying’

Register: Chamber’s Tammy Carnrike to Join Awe Foundation to Support Black and Latinx Women Entrepreneurs

Apply Today: Entrepreneurs Access Network Supports Black, Latinx Companies

Chamber Creative Director Katie Krizanich Named to Crain’s 2020 Notable Women in Design

Sept. 11 | This Week in Government: Business Liability, Futures for Frontliners, and More

Governor’s Futures for Frontliners Will Help Chamber in Reaching 60% Postsecondary Attainment by 2030

Blue Cross, Blue Care Network to Return $21M to Individual Plan Members

Detroit Regional Chamber, Detroit Public Television Launch New Digital Series Inspired by the Mackinac Policy Conference

Congratulations Leadership Detroit Class XLI Graduates

Networking Opportunity: Join Us May 7 for Coffee With the Chamber

  Looking for a way to connect with fellow Chamber members during this stay-at-home period? Attend the all-new Coffee with the Chamber on Thursday, May 7 at 9:30 a.m. This virtual…

The Detroit Regional Chamber Welcomes New Board Members

Michigan’s New Auto Insurance Law Explained

Legislative Update: Social Districts and Expungement Bills

Chamber Joins 100 Organizations Urging US Congress to Initiate Changes to Current Police Policy Reform

Reflecting on the History of Juneteenth, Educational Resources to Learn More

Access the Chamber’s Upgraded Member Portal

Set Up Your Login for the Chamber’s Upgraded Member Portal In our ongoing efforts to improve our customer experience, The Chamber has upgraded its system to a new and improved…

Open Letter to Stakeholders Regarding The Unfinished Work to ‘Form a More Perfect Union’

“I can’t breathe.” Those chilling words from Eric Garner in 2014, repeated by George Floyd last week, represent more than just the final words of unarmed African Americans whose lives were…

Detroit Regional Chamber Offers Membership Dues Relief for Any Business that Needs It

Remembering Marlowe Stoudamire

 Marlowe Stoudamire Delivers Powerful Perspective at the 2018 Detroit Policy Conference Sandy K. Baruah, President and CEO of the Chamber shared the following note on Marlowe: “The loss of…

2020 Census: Do Your Part to Complete Your Form

The time has come to fill out the 2020 Census questionnaire, and chances are you’ve already received a paper form and notice in the mail to fill out your form…

UM Releases Updated Economic Outlook

Substantial economic disruption has occurred since the University of Michigan’s RSQE released economic outlooks for the U.S. and Michigan economies in February 2020. Today, they released an updated set of…

Small Businesses Association Funding Information

The Latest: SBA Disaster Recovery Loans Available Soon for COVID-19 The Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2020 (H.R. 6074) expanded the Small Business Act’s definition of a…

How Chamber Members Are Responding To The Sudden Uncertainty Caused By COVID-19

Prominent companies across the Detroit region have taken unprecedented actions to help their employees and consumers in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic, and Michigan’s first confirmed cases of the infectious…

Catch Up on the Chamber’s Top Speakers of the Past Year

The Detroit Regional Chamber has hosted some of its most impactful programs to date over the past year. View highlights below of our top-rated sessions: Stacey Abrams, founder and chair…

Leaders Talk Balance, Authenticity at International Women’s Day Lunch

Social Distancing Reality, Methods to Help You Remain Productive While Working Remotely

COVID-19: What You Need to Know

As COVID-19 continues to spread across the U.S. and cases in Michigan increase, it is important to remain calm and informed on the status and threats. Over the past week,…

Measures to Keep You Safe During Events

The Detroit Regional Chamber takes the health and safety of our team members and guests very seriously. We have implemented a set of preventative measures that will aid in minimizing…

Brookings Institute Brings National Economists to Macomb Community College for Talk on Why Many Struggle in a Strong Economy

“When you look at the jobs that are open today and certainly open tomorrow, roughly 70% of them are going to require a four-year degree or something equivalent to a…

COVID-19: Employers Resources and Updates

Member of the Month February 2020: Wayne County Community College District

The Detroit Regional Chamber recognizes Wayne County Community College (WCCCD) as its February Member of the Month. WCCCD expanded its footprint and presence as a remarkable pathway to higher education…

Read Recaps from the 2020 MICHauto Summit: Leading The Global Mobility Revolution

Bryan Salesky Outlines Pathway To A Connected, Autonomous Future In a one-on-one conversation with Argo AI CEO and Co-founder Bryan Salesky at the 2020 MICHauto Summit, “Autoline” host John McElroy…

2020 International Women’s Day Events to Take Place Across Metro Detroit

International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated every year on March 8, honoring women’s achievements and supporting the movement for gender equality. Popular around the world, the day is now dedicated…

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

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…

Brad Williams Testifies on Infrastructure Funding to Michigan House Transportation Committee

The following is testimony from Detroit Regional Chamber Vice President of Government Relations Brad Williams to the Michigan House Transportation Committee on Feb. 11, 2020. Watch the full testimony here. …

2020 Detroit Policy Conference: Defining a Decade

Last week, the Chamber’s ninth annual Detroit Policy Conference welcomed nearly 1,000 attendees to MotorCity Casino Hotel for a timely discussion on the next decade of development and progress for…

2020 Detroit Policy Conference: Defining a Decade

At the dawn of a new decade, the Detroit Regional Chamber’s 2020 Detroit Policy Conference brought together more than 900 key business, community, civic, and government leaders to address Detroit’s…

Detroit Regional Chamber Releases Findings from Second Statewide Policy Poll

Former Fox 2 Anchor Anqunette Sarfoh is Now a Cannabis Entrepreneur

Anqunette Sarfoh will be speaking at the 2020 Detroit Policy Conference: Defining a Decade, on its new date, Wednesday, Jan. 29 at MotorCity Casino Hotel. See the full list of…

Wellness Works Now Available on LinkedIn

Wellness Works recently launched a LinkedIn page to better connect Southeast Michigan businesses with the tools necessary to develop a cohesive wellness strategy and encourage healthy habits in the workplace.…

State of Your Detroit Regional Chamber: A Year in Review

Member of the Month December 2019: Wayne State University

The Detroit Regional Chamber’s December Member of the Month is Wayne State University for its innovative approaches to expanding opportunities for postsecondary degree completion in Detroit and across the region,…

CNBC’s Ron Insana Talks the Future of Technology and the Economy

Senior Analyst for CNBC and Financial Industry Expert Ron Insana kicked off the State of the Region with a keynote with insights from his career journey and predictions of where…

2019-2020 State of the Region Report Shows Economy Growth Slowing

For the past six years, the Detroit Regional Chamber’s annual State of the Region report has benchmarked the economic health of the region against national peer metro regions, documenting its…

New State of Education Report Details Education and Talent Needs of the Region

The Detroit Regional Chamber’s inaugural State of Education report serves as a call to action that change is needed to improve outcomes for education and talent to guarantee economic prosperity…

Detroit 2030: From Education Crisis to Talent Hub

Education and Talent’s Crucial Impact on Detroit’s Economic Growth Last week, during State of the Region’s “Detroit 2030: From Education Crisis to Talent Hub,”  experts discussed the importance of education…

Chamber Addresses House Transportation Committee on Regional Transit

Yesterday, the Michigan House Transportation Committee heard testimonies on House Bill 5229 which would amend the Municipal Partnership Act. This legislation would work to reinvigorate regional transit efforts in Southeastern…

Chamber Honors Wayne State University President M. Roy Wilson with “Excellence in Education Leadership Award”

Member of The Month November 2019: WeWork Detroit Empowers Entrepreneurs, Small Businesses and Global Startups, Aiding in Growth and Success

Editor’s note: The Detroit Regional Chamber’s Member of the Month designation recognizes a Chamber member working to grow the regional economy through innovative leadership in alignment with the Chamber’s programs…

Regional Leaders Showcase How Employee Well-being Programs Can Boost Business and Economic Growth

The Chamber’s “The Business Case for Community Health” gathered expert leaders to discuss ways to create a healthier region and its significance for talent and business attraction and retention. The…

Chamber Named Top Workplace Thanks to Human Resources Initiative

Local Crisis Experts Stress the Importance of Building Relationships and Proactive Crisis Plans

Yesterday, the Chamber’s Your Company’s Crisis: What You Need to Know Now emphasized the importance of not only preparing for crises but having diverse teams in place that allow businesses to take…

The Chamber Remembers Former Board Chairman Dick Gabrys

Last week, former Chamber Board chairman and longtime friend of the Chamber Dick Gabrys passed away. With four decades of service to the Chamber, Dick is undoubtedly the longest-serving volunteer…

The Future of Michigan’s Booming Cannabis Industry      

Healthy Workplaces Help Improve Communities

Businesses have influence when it comes to improving health outcomes in their community. It starts with investing in employee wellness programs and promoting healthy habits within the organization. Sinziana Luchian,…

Member of the Month October 2019: Switch Utilizes 100% Renewable Energy to Power Its Data Centers in Michigan and Beyond

PlanetM Landing Zone Celebrates Two Years of Member Successes at Mobility Meetup

PlanetM Landing Zone is celebrating its two-year anniversary of bringing global mobility startups to Detroit this week. With acquisitions, companies expanding operations in Detroit, and major public-private partnerships, the Landing…

MICHauto Hosts Legislative Tour of Regional Mobility Hubs

MICHauto Hosts Churchill High School Students at HELLA for First Discover Auto Tour

Managing Crisis: Protecting Your Business From Cyberattacks

Crises are inevitable. Developing a plan to handle them is only the first step. At Your Company’s Crisis: What You Need to Know Now, experts will cover several crises examples…

Managing Crisis: Common Mistakes and Why You Should Have a Plan

Crises are inevitable. Developing a plan to handle them is only the first step. At Your Company’s Crisis: What You Need to Know Now, experts will cover several crises examples…

U.S. Reps. Debbie Dingell and Fred Upton Discuss Bipartisan Efforts at Detroit Economic Club

U.S. Reps. Debbie Dingell (D-MI 12) and Fred Upton (R-MI 6) discussed the Problem Solvers Caucus, the Great Lakes, safety in schools, and more at the Detroit Economic Club on…

Member of the Month September 2019, LIFT – Lightweight Innovations For Tomorrow

Editor’s note: The Detroit Regional Chamber’s Member of the Month designation recognizes a Chamber member working to grow the regional economy through innovative leadership in alignment with the Chamber’s programs…

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Invests in Detroit Neighborhoods

This week, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM) and the City of Detroit announced the East Warren/Cadieux Neighborhood Plan and an investment of $5 million. The investment, which support…

Meet Leadership Detroit Class XLI

The Chamber recently reached out to several members of Leadership Detroit Class XLI to ask them questions about their leadership style, their mentors, and more. Get to know them by…

Detroiter Magazine Receives 2019 American Health+Wellness Design Award™

The Chamber’s Detroiter Magazine has been selected as a winner in the 2019 American Health+Wellness Design Award™, presented by Graphic Design USA. For 56 years, GDUSA has sponsored graphic design competitions…

Gen. John Murray Highlights Cross-Industry Collaboration During Detroit Visit

At the Detroit Economic Club meeting on Thursday, Sept. 5, Gen. John Murray, commanding general of the Army Futures Command, sat down for a conversation moderated by the Chamber’s Tammy Carnrike on the…

Crain’s “40 Under 40” Recognizes 13 Chamber Members Among Class of 2019

The Detroit Regional Chamber congratulates 13 business leaders from Chamber member companies for being featured on the Crain’s Detroit Business “40 Under 40” list for 2019. These leaders are recognized…

Let’s Detroit: A New Way For Young Talent to Connect With the Community and Each Other

Provide the young professionals on your team a new way to connect with their community and each other. Let’s Detroit, the Chamber’s talent attraction initiative is recruiting ambassadors to help…

Member of the Month: Detroit Vineyards Invests in the Community Through Educational Programming and Hosting Events

Editor’s note: The Detroit Regional Chamber’s Member of the Month designation recognizes a Chamber member working to improve their community in Southeast Michigan or grow the regional economy in alignment…

Michigan Reconnect Letter to Legislature

Michigan businesses are dealing with a severe talent shortage. Our economy is strong and across the state there are jobs to fill. Michigan is home to a large pool of…

Vice President Mike Pence Visits Detroit to Address Economy, USMCA, and More

Michigan Business Community Calls on Governor, House and Senate to Take Action to Fix the Roads

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 20, 2019 Contact : Angela Minicuci, APR (517) 485-6600, Mobile (248) 765-0558 aminicuci@martinwaymire.com LANSING, Mich. — Leaders of Michigan business organizations that represent tens of thousands…

Michiganders Aren’t Polarized, They Want to Talk Kitchen Table Issues

By Brad Williams Detroit made national headlines last week as the second round of Democratic presidential debates took place in the city’s own historic Fox Theatre. From immigration and climate…

Study: Michigan’s Automotive Industry’s Economic Contribution

MICHauto recently commissioned a study that demonstrates the comprehensive contribution of the automotive industry to Michigan’s economy. The study, conducted by Public Sector Consultants, found that the automotive industry contributes…

Detroit Moves Celebrates What’s Ahead for Annual Mobility Festival

Detroit Regional Chamber Statewide Policy Survey | What Matters Most to Michigan Voters?

From tariffs and immigration to climate change and education, Michigan voters are in consensus over most national issues, according to a statewide survey by the Detroit Regional Chamber. Ahead of…

Member of the Month: Detroit Athletic Club’s Annual Detroit Cycling Championship Encourages Community Wellness

Editor’s note: The Detroit Regional Chamber’s Member of the Month designation recognizes a Chamber member working to grow the regional economy through innovative leadership in alignment with the Chamber’s programs…

Chamber Members Honored as 2019 Men of Excellence by Michigan Chronicle

The Business Case: Increasing Education Access for Returning Citizens

“We can only be as successful as the communities we serve,” said Bank of America’s Matt Elliott. On Wednesday, July 10, the Detroit Regional Chamber — in partnership with Bank…

Lessons from the CEO Mind of Ford Land’s Dave Dubensky

Chamber’s Research Team Shares Regional Data Insights at National Conference

Member of the Month: Grand Hotel Hosts Mackinac Policy Conference for 39 Consecutive Years

Grand Hotel was named the Chamber’s June 2019 Member of the Month for the world-class experience and hospitality provided to the more than 1,700 attendees at the 2019 Mackinac Policy…

Statewide Business Organizations Share Statement on Budget Negotiations

The Michigan Chamber of Commerce, Business Leaders for Michigan, the Detroit Regional Chamber, the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce, the Lansing Regional Chamber, Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce,…

Tools, Tips, and Tricks to Develop a Robust Employee Wellness Strategy

“Healthy doesn’t always mean happy, and vice versa,” said Matt Wozny, virtual well-being coordinator for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, at the Employer Health Care Forum on Wednesday, June…

Inside Michigan’s Mobility Opportunity with MICHauto

Detroit Regional Chamber Releases 2019 Mackinac Policy Conference To-Do List

Member of the Month: Emagine Entertainment Inc. Offers New Programs to Upskill Regional Talent

Editor’s note: The Member of the Month highlights a Detroit Regional Chamber member company working to grow the regional economy through innovative leadership and programs or support of policies that…

Detroit Regional Chamber’s Core Principles on Auto Insurance Reform

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Takes a Stand Against the Opioid Crisis

A National Safety Council survey revealed that more than 70% of workplaces are negatively affected by opioid abuse. In fact, nearly 40% of employers said employees miss work due to…

Ford Motor Company’s Comprehensive Approach to Addressing the Opioid Crisis

Michigan ranks 10th among states for opioid prescriptions and 18th for opioid-related deaths. The opioid crisis does not discriminate; it affects families of all socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds, and ultimately…

Regional Leaders Share Strategies for Saving on Health Care Costs

“To save on health care costs, the first step is to educate employees on how to use it, when to use it, and why to use it,” said Daniel B.…

Personal Workplace Wellness Challenge Winner Selected

Congratulations to Angelica Jessup of Oakland University for winning Wellness Works’ Personal Workplace Wellness Challenge. As the winner, Jessup will receive a Fitbit Versa and be featured on the Wellness…

Member of the Month: Women-Owned Brooklyn Outdoor Creates Unique Outdoor Experiences in Detroit

Editor’s note: The Member of the Month highlights a Detroit Regional Chamber member company working to grow the regional economy through innovative leadership and programs or support of policies that…

Connecting to Community: DRRC and Let’s Detroit Luncheon Offers Insight on Talent Retention and Attraction

“How do we introduce people to a region that has a spectrum of opportunities, not only in diverse industries but in viable career pathways that will be supported by massive…

Winners Announced for Detroit Drives Degrees 2019 Race to the FAFSA Challenge

The Detroit Regional Chamber Detroit Drives Degrees’ annual “Race to the FAFSA Line” challenge was started three years ago to increase FAFSA completion among high school seniors in Macomb, Oakland,…

Member of the Month: FCA Invests $4.5 B In Michigan Plant Expansion

Editor’s note: The member of the month highlights a Detroit Regional Chamber member company working to grow the regional economy through innovative leadership, programs, or support of policies that benefit…

MICHauto Convenes Investors to Discuss Mobility Ecosystem at 2019 Annual Meeting

Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s Address to the Business Community: Focusing on the Fundamentals

“We’ve got to get the fundamentals right first. No one is going to invest in Michigan if we don’t invest in ourselves,” said Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. On Thursday, March 14,…

Regional Women Business Leaders Talk Leading with Purpose

“Purpose is not a goal we can check off as ‘completed,’ but it is a guiding light to how we should be living our lives,” said The Cabinet Studio’s Leigh…

What Is Wellness and Why Does It Matter?

Wellness is a holistic concept that entails more than just eating right and exercising. Mental health, stress reduction, and financial literacy are all critical factors that make up the wellness…

Women Helping Women: Donate to COTS at the International Women’s Day Lunch

International Women’s Day, celebrated annually on March 8, recognizes the vast social, cultural, and political achievements of women across the world. Hosting an International Women’s Day Lunch on Monday, March 11, the Detroit Regional…

Civility Begins With Understanding Others

The Business of Cannabis: Future Economic Impact

Mobility As Service to All Detroiters

Mobility is evolving. Between scooters, self-driving cars, buses, the QLine and more, Detroiters have more transportation options than ever, but are struggling to get to where they need to go.…

Detroiters Share During First, Second, and Last Word at #DPC19

The 2019 Detroit Policy Conference offered attendees the opportunity to hear Detroit’s First, Second, and Last Word throughout the day at the Michigan Talent Investment Agency Stage. Detroit’s First Word…

Five of Detroit’s Most Dynamic Voices Deliver Power Perspectives

Detroit As a Startup City: Josh Luber and Dennis W. Archer Jr.

“StockX is not about thousand-dollar sneakers,” said Josh Luber, CEO and co-founder of StockX. “The future of StockX is for everyone. StockX is really about access.” On the Sound Board…

In Conversation with Mayor Mike Duggan on the 2020 Census and Detroit’s Tomorrow

In a panel discussion at the 2019 Detroit Regional Conference, Mayor Mike Duggan joined Latin Americans for Social and Economic Development’s Jane C. Garcia, ACCESS’ Hassan Jaber, and Detroit the…

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 2019 Detroit Policy Conference, Quicken Loans founder and chairman Dan Gilbert joined Conference Chair Dennis W. Archer Jr. for a…

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

To propel Detroit into a prosperous future, Garlin Gilchrist II, lieutenant governor of Michigan, highlighted the importance of connecting communities through regional transit, broadband internet services, and entrepreneurship at the…

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…

Jay Pitter: Building Inclusive Communities

“We can’t seize future opportunities if we disregard the past,” said Jay Pitter, author and placemaker. At the 2019 Detroit Policy Conference, Pitter emphasized the importance of creating an inclusive…

Barry Matherly: Become an Ambassador for the Region

At the 2019 Detroit Policy Conference, Detroit Regional Partnership President and CEO Barry Matherly took to the Sound Board stage to promote the Detroit region and the power of collaboration.…

Member of the Month: Waymo Invests in New Self-Driving Hardware Installation Facility in Metro Detroit

Editor’s note: The Member of the Month highlights a Detroit Regional Chamber member company working to grow the regional economy through innovative leadership and programs or support of policies that…

Sandy Baruah Discusses Talent Attraction at Troy Chamber Event

“When we talk about talent, the name of the game is retention,” said Sandy Baruah, president and CEO of the Detroit Regional Chamber, during a panel discussion on talent attraction…

Pass the Torch: Regional Women Business Leaders Share Their Advice

International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. As…

2019 Legislative Priorities Focus on Growing the Detroit Region

Business Casual Episode 3: North American International Auto Show

In the latest episode of “Business Casual,” host Craig Fahle centers in on the 2019 North American International Auto Show, what to expect in June 2020, and how the automotive…

Roundup of Top Announcements from the 2019 NAIAS

Economic Development Leaders Take Michigan’s Mobility Innovation Message on the Road to CES 2019

The Detroit Regional Chamber and Michigan Economic Development Corp. convened a team of statewide economic developers to attend CES 2019 in Las Vegas this week. The trip featured representatives from…

January Member of the Month: Detroit Auto Dealers Association

The Detroit Auto Dealers Association (DADA) has been selected as Member of the Month for January in recognition of Executive Director Rod Alberts’ leadership role in transitioning the show from…

Employer and Employee Resources for Addressing Opioid Addiction in the Workplace

From 1999 to 2017, almost 218,000 people died in the United States from overdoses related to prescription opioids. Michigan ranks 18th among U.S. states in annual opioid overdoses. At the…

Brad Williams: What I Learned During My Time on Gov. Whitmer’s Transition Team

Following the election of Gretchen Whitmer as the 49th governor of Michigan, Brad Williams, vice president of government relations for the Detroit Regional Chamber, was appointed to Whitmer’s transition policy team…

How Gov. Snyder’s ‘Relentless Positive Action’ Is Helping Detroit Win

With Michigan’s new governor and legislators poised to take office in the new year comes an opportunity to support Detroit in its continued growth and revitalization. Three years after exiting…

Weight Watchers Reimagined: WW Named December Member of the Month

Longtime Detroit Regional Chamber member, Farmington Hills-based WW, previously known as Weight Watchers, was chosen as the Member of the Month for December because of its recent effort to broaden…

Detroit Business Community Better Off Following Eight Years of Gov. Snyder’s Leadership

Southeast Michigan Businesses are Grateful for the Governor’s Relentless Positive Action   As Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder prepares to leave office on Jan. 1, it is hard to argue the fact…

Author and Placemaker Jay Pitter to Keynote 2019 Detroit Policy Conference

Renowned author and placemaker, Jay Pitter, will keynote the 2019 Detroit Policy Conference on Thursday, Feb. 28. Pitter will share a vision for creating a more inclusive city where individual…

Chamber President: The Detroit Region Is Growing, But Not Fast Enough

The Detroit region is growing in many critical economic indicators such as GDP and private sector job growth but continues to lag behind peer regions. That is the key message…

As Detroit Region Grows, Nurturing People, Emerging Industries Will Be Key

At the Detroit Regional Chamber’s fifth annual State of the Region, Prof. Willy C. Shih of Harvard Business School presented a keynote address on what regions need to do to…

Harvard’s Willy Shih: Employers Must Invest in Lifelong Learning for Regions to Survive

To kick off the Detroit Regional Chamber’s fifth annual State of the Region event, Prof. Willy C. Shih of Harvard Business School discussed why retraining America’s workforce to adapt the…

Rethinking the Definition of ‘Work’ in Michigan’s Talent-Hungry Economy

Michigan employers are competing for a limited talent pool. Consider the facts: today, the unemployment rate in Michigan is lower than it has been in decades at 3.7 percent. There…

State of the Region Report Is Now Live

The 2018-2019 State of the Region report is now available for download. The report provides an economic overview of the 11-county region and benchmarks against our peer regions. Learn where…

The Parade Company Named Member of the Month: Honoring Art Van’s Legacy, Contribution to City

In recognition of its commemoration of Art Van Elslander, a longstanding icon in the Detroit community, the Detroit Regional Chamber has chosen The Parade Company as the Member of the…

The Quiet Comeback: Wayne County’s Turnaround a Key to Improved Regional Business Climate

Detroit’s transformation has garnered well-deserved national attention, however, there is another turnaround critical to regional prosperity that has flown a bit under the radar. While the mantra “Michigan goes as…

Barry Matherly Hired as CEO for New Business Attraction and Regional Marketing Entity

On Nov. 1, 2018, Barry Matherly was named CEO for the new business attraction and regional marketing entity. Matherly, nationally recognized by peers for his leadership and expertise in business…

Making the Business Case for Investing in Employee Education

The United States is moving toward a “knowledge economy” meaning that by the year 2020, 55 million jobs will require some education beyond high school. This equates to about 65…

Business and Economic Leaders: Government Does Well When It Invests in People

The role of government at the local, state and federal level is not to fix every problem. That responsibility falls largely on the ingenuity of its citizens. However, in removing…

Member of the Month: General Motors Partners with Chamber to Enable Change in Detroit’s Neighborhoods Through Grant Program

Exposing More Than 150 Students, MICHauto Summit Shows Future Talent Automotive Industry Is ‘Cool’ Again

As Michigan’s automotive industry goes full throttle to meet the demand of an ever-changing mobility landscape, one thing is clear: maintaining the state’s global leadership in this space is contingent…

Mayor Mike Duggan Proclaims Oct. 7-12 Mobility Week in Detroit

Detroit Regional Chamber, General Motors Announce NeighborHUB Grant Winners

5 Ways the New U.S., Mexico, Canada Trade Agreement Impacts the Detroit Region

This week, the governments of Canada, Mexico and the United States announced an agreement on a revised deal to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The new trade…

“Race to the FAFSA Line” Challenge Returns to Boost Federal Aid Going to Macomb, Oakland and Wayne County Students

Detroit, Mich. (Oct. 1, 2018) – Today, the Detroit Regional Chamber’s annual “Race to the FAFSA Line” challenge opened for school participation in Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties. The Chamber’s Detroit…

Look Beyond the Job Title: Proven Strategies to Recruit and Retain the Right Talent for Your Business

Detroit Regional Chamber Launches “Let’s Detroit” Talent Attraction and Retention Tool

David Lewis on Adaptive Leadership: “See Every Chance as an Opportunity”

Tammy Carnrike Named to USGLC Michigan Advisory Committee

Crain’s ’40 Under 40’ Features 22 Chamber Members and Stakeholders

The Detroit Regional Chamber congratulates its 22 member companies and stakeholders whose leadership was recently featured in Crain’s Detroit Business’s “40 Under 40” list for 2018. These leaders are recognized…

Legislative Update: Teacher Evaluation Bill Is Step Backward for Education Reform

This week, the Detroit Regional Chamber submitted a letter to the Michigan House Education Committee opposing House Bill 5707, which would reduce to 25 percent a requirement that teachers’ year-end effectiveness evaluation…

Glenn Stevens Honored by Global Detroit

Member of the Month: Lucerne International Leading Voice Against Automotive Tariffs

Editor’s note: The Member of the Month highlights a Detroit Regional Chamber member company working to grow the regional economy through innovative leadership and programs or support of policies that…

Detroit Promise Provides More Than 600 Students with Tuition-Free College for 2018 School Year

P3 Wins Detroit Regional Chamber’s Inaugural Healthy Workplace Contest

AT&T Michigan President David Lewis on Secrets of Good Leadership: “Listen and Engage”

Chamber Board Leadership Heavily Represented Among DBusiness Magazine’s ‘500 Most Powerful Leaders’

As the voice for business in Southeast Michigan, the Detroit Regional Chamber prides itself in recruiting diverse and industry-leading executives for its Board of Directors. These talented men and women…

Five Years After Bankruptcy: See How Detroit Is Transforming

Chamber Calls for Limits on Steel and Aluminum Tariffs

Tech Leaders, Chamber Make Case For Detroit During Detroit Startup Week

Building on its work to position Southeast Michigan as a welcoming hub for tech startups, the Detroit Regional Chamber participated in several relevant panel discussions on the region’s impact during…

Learn What You Can Do to Help Save the Soo Locks

Detroit Regional Chamber, Macomb County Honored for Collaborative Automotive Awareness Project

The Council for Community and Economic Research recently named the Detroit Regional Chamber and the Macomb County Department Planning and Economic Development among its prestigious research award recipients. The award…

Ubimobility Tech Showcase Puts Leading French Startups on Full Display

Chamber Chief Financial Officer and Elite Member Executives Among Crain’s ‘Notable Women in Finance 2018’

Four Ways the Chamber’s Membership Maximizer Can Benefit Your Business

FIRST Robotics World Championship Showcases Michigan’s Future STEM Talent

President’s Support of Soo Locks a Positive Step Toward Preserving a Key Economic Driver for Michigan

This week, Gov. Rick Snyder announced the designation of Lt. Gov. Brian Calley to lead Michigan’s effort with the White House on a commitment to upgrade and fix the Soo Locks,…

U.S. Army Secretary Mark Espers Gets Up-Close Look at Michigan’s Defense Industry During Tour

Consumers Energy CEO Patti Poppe: Lead with a Purpose

Complete Gubernatorial Race Poll Findings Available

The Detroit Regional Chamber Political Action Committee (PAC) will host the first bipartisan debate featuring both the top Democratic and Republican candidates for Michigan governor at the 2018 Mackinac Policy…

‘Connect Southeast Michigan’ Offers the Detroit Region Another Opportunity for Regional Transit

Among the Detroit Regional Chamber’s 2018 Legislative Priorities are two that are currently being widely discussed in the news.  The Chamber has been a longstanding proponent of both investing in roads and…

Michigan’s Automated Vehicle Innovation to Lead the World with Opening of American Center for Mobility

Moving Michigan Forward: Governor Snyder’s Top Five Recommendations

Chamber Honored for Strengthening Student Success Through Education Partnerships

The Detroit Regional Chamber was recognized with the “Beacon Award” during a special ceremony at the Michigan College Access Network’s (MCAN) eighth annual Conference on Monday, March 12. The award…

Consumers Energy CEO: Tap Into Your Employee Melting Pot To Tackle Business Solutions

As one of the region’s most successful leaders, Consumers Energy CEO Patti Poppe says collaboration is the fuel that can drive the growth of a business. She also says that…

Three Upcoming Chamber Events You Do Not Want to Miss

In March and April, the Detroit Regional Chamber has approximately 15 events. For Chamber members, it can be difficult to know which events are the most important to attend. Non-members…

Five Tips to Strengthen Your Leadership Detroit Application

The Four Digital Marketing Topics Your Business Should Master Right Now

Digital marketing is an ever-evolving industry, with innovative studies, reports and “best practices” published seemingly every day. Some of the top bloggers, from Neil Patel to Jeff Bullas, offer cutting-edge…

ArcelorMittal Sees its Future in an Old Detroit Plant

By: Paul Eisenstein Driving through the old neighborhood on Detroit’s east side there’s a good chance you’d barely  notice the 92-year-old brick building, just one of many ancient factories left…

PlanetM Landing Zone Amps up in First 90 Days, No Sign of Slowing Down

Four Reasons the Chamber’s Membership Maximizer Can Benefit You

NAFTA: A vital partnership for the Midwest

Chamber Reaffirms Support for NAFTA in Joint Declaration with Canada, Mexico and U.S. Chambers of Commerce

This week, the Detroit Regional Chamber joined leaders of 25 metropolitan chambers of commerce from Canada, the United States and Mexico in Montreal ahead of the sixth round of North…

Experts Examine the Formation of the Autonomous Drive Industry

Industry experts emphasize talent needs and changing perceptions of automotive on “Autoline”

Taiwanese Delegation Gets Up-Close Look at Detroit Region’s Innovation During NAIAS

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Reappoints Chamber President to Detroit Branch Board

New ‘Driven’ Online Publication Offers One-Stop Shop to Tell Region’s Mobility Story

Michigan’s Mobility Leadership Hits the Road to Attract Tech Startups at CES

Automotive Leaders on Michigan’s Mobility Future: ‘Detroit’s Culture of Innovation Ripe for Industry’s Growth’

From autonomous shuttles to drones that deliver pizza, mobility will touch nearly every person’s life over the next decade and Michigan is poised to lead the way as a hub…

Detroit Public Schools Superintendent Says District Is ‘Primed to Get this Right,’ Just Need Time

All students will have the knowledge, skills and confidence necessary to thrive in the city, nation, and world. That is the vision Nikolai Vitti, superintendent for Detroit Public Schools Community…

Chamber’s Work to Grow Region’s Educated Workforce Backed by Coalition for the Future of Detroit Schoolchildren

Economic Experts: ‘No Time to Waste’ on Improving Region’s Educated Workforce

Chamber Releases State of the Region and Forward Detroit Annual Reports

$450,000 Kresge Foundation Grant will Support Programs to Improve College Readiness, Access and Success

Last week, the Detroit Regional Chamber received a $450,000 grant from The Kresge Foundation to launch a comprehensive plan and campaign to increase postsecondary education attainment in Southeast Michigan. The three-year…

Industry Experts: Latest Proposed Changes to NAFTA Are Red Flag for Automotive Supply Chain

Part 2: When Talent Returns to Detroit

Detroit Drives Degrees Kicks off Annual Challenge to Connect More Students with College Financial Aid

Detroit Named ‘Freightliner Trucks Hardest Working City’ for Manufacturing Excellence, Economic Growth

PlanetM Landing Zone Launches in Detroit, Will Draw Mobility and High-Tech Startups to the Region

New Workspace to Draw Mobility and High-Tech Auto Startups to Downtown Detroit

Part 1: Why Talent Leaves Michigan

Canadian Businesses, Organizations Continue to Turn to Chamber CEO for Insight on NAFTA

Six Chamber Members Among DBusiness’ ’30 in Their Thirties’ Class of 2017

Chamber Members Step up Support for Texas and Florida in Hurricane Aftermath

Positioning the Detroit Region as the Future Home of Amazon’s HQ2

Automotive Experts: In Mobility Race, Michigan’s Leadership Dependent on Talent Access

NAFTA Negotiations Are Underway: 5 Things Businesses Should Know

Why Detroit Drives Degrees Is ‘All In’ on Talent Retention

Through Forward Detroit, More Than 900 Jobs, $179 Million Invested in Region During Past Year

Forward Detroit, the Detroit Regional Chamber’s economic development strategy, continues to play a key role impacting the Detroit region’s long-term growth by attracting major companies, increasing business investment and creating jobs.…

Chamber Welcomes New Board Members, Stephen Polk Named Board Chair

Chamber President: Globalization Vital to Business but More Work Needed to Protect Growing Middle Class

Michigan House, Senate Pass ‘Good Jobs for Michigan’ Legislation

Michigan’s Mobility Assets Key Topic of Netherlands Delegation Visit to Detroit

On June 21, the Detroit Regional Chamber hosted a delegation of 15 representatives from the Netherlands’ most successful mobility companies to discuss smart mobility and smart city solutions. Delegates were…

Social Media Day Detroit Continues Conversation, Provides Tips for Building Your Brand’s Digital Storytelling

The Detroit Regional Chamber partnered with the Social Media Association of Michigan for Social Media Day Detroit (#SMDAYDET), a day dedicated to social media and digital marketing in the Detroit…

Detroit’s Tech, Automotive Leadership Takes Spotlight During Israel Mission Trip

Alibaba’s Gateway ’17 Opens New Doors to Chinese Market for Detroit Businesses

Andra Rush to Entrepreneurs: ‘Do What You Say, Say What You Do’

Blogging #MPC17: A Platform for Millennial Coverage

Economic Impact of State’s Auto Suppliers Key Topic at Annual MICHauto Legislative Reception

W.K. Kellogg Foundation Awards $3.5 Million Grant to Detroit Promise to Help Students Pursue Higher Education

Lawn Academy Students Explore Exciting Careers During Chamber’s Youth Day

MICHauto Supports Student Entrepreneurs in Lear Open Innovation Challenge

Michigan Congressional Delegation: In Digital Age, Michigan Positioned to Lead in IT, Automotive and Defense

Attracting and Engaging Millennials Is Much More Than Beer Carts and Slurpee Machines

Detroit Tour Makes Case for Transformational Brownfields Legislation to Lawmakers

Millennial Truth: A Closer Look at How Gen-Y Work in Today’s Workforce

Help Wanted: Closing Michigan’s Skilled Trades Gap

Detroit: A City on the Rise

Detroit-Area Developers Choose to Reuse

The Ilitch Touch: Transforming Detroit’s Downtown

Under Construction: Michigan’s Build-To-Suit Market

Dan Gilbert Taking Detroit to Overdrive

Detroit Drives Degrees Provides Platform to Discuss Region’s Talent Pipeline

Trillium Academy Seniors Hear Career Lessons from Chamber Millennials

Mobility, Collaboration Among Topics Discussed at Governor’s Building the 21st Century Economy Commission Meeting

Great Lakes Metro Chambers Advocate for Infrastructure Funding, Trade and Immigration Policy Reform

Janette Sadik-Khan: Revitalization Begins by Building Cities for People

Detroit Developers: Thoughtful Inclusion Key to City’s Ongoing Transformation

Economic Development Experts: Detroit’s Reinvention Must Extend to Neighborhoods

Christopher Ilitch: Teamwork, Collaboration Will Guide Detroit’s Bright Future

Education Advocates: Reform, More Training Opportunities Needed to Sustain Detroit’s Momentum

How to attract and retain young professionals in a competitive economy

MICHauto Student Forum Offers Glimpse of Exciting, In-Demand Careers

Shinola President Jacques Panis: Detroit Is Rich with Talent and People Who Want to Learn

Digital Marketing Experts: It’s Time to Rethink How You Connect with Your Audience

Digital Marketing Boot Camp: Lessons Learned to Connect with Your Online Audience

Macomb County Celebrates Business Community’s Impact on Economic Growth

Grand Valley State University Partners on Detroit Promise 4-Year Program, Madonna University Also Signs On

Michigan Business Delegation Explores Israeli Startup Ecosystem, Cybersecurity Innovation

How Building Inclusive Community Fosters Innovation

Ideal Group: Leading Through Community Engagement

In Case You Missed It: Download the 2017 State of the Region

Taking a Data-Driven Approach to Increasing Graduation Rates for Low-Income, Minority Students

Can data drive decision making to transform student outcomes at universities and increase graduation rates for the region? That was the main question Tim Renick, vice president for enrollment management and…

Michigan Automakers Kick Off 2017 Auto Show with Flurry of Product Unveils

The 2017 North American International Auto Show kicked off in grand fashion at Cobo Center in Detroit with a flurry of product announcements and vehicle unveils Monday during the first…

Chevrolet Bolt EV, Honda Ridgeline and Chrysler Pacifica Win 2017 North American Car, Truck and Utility Vehicle of the Year

On Monday, the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) announced the Car, Truck and Utility Vehicle of the Year awards. In its 24th year, the awards are chosen by a…

MICHauto Names Sen. Ken Horn Legislator of the Year; American Axle’s Bill Smith Honored for Volunteerism

For Auto Industry, Attracting and Retaining Millennial Talent Requires an Inclusive Company Culture

Industrial Space, Talent Attraction Impacting Detroit’s Sustainable Growth

Chamber Members Show Their Creative Side for Third Member Appreciation Day

Detroit Promise Expands Tuition-Free Program to Four-Year Universities

Michigan Cements Mobility Leadership with American Center for Mobility Groundbreaking

Detroit’s Next Opportunity: A Premier Destination for Health Care Innovation, Investment

New Destination Detroit Video Showcases Regional Collaboration

Regional Businesses Connect Young Men of Color with Jobs, Pathways to Success

HealthForward Event Focused on Bridging the Gaps Between Purchasers and Providers

Destination Detroit’s Economic Development Partners Attract $384.9 Million, 2,639 Jobs to Southeast Michigan in Second Quarter of 2016

Mayor Mike Duggan Shares Positive Outlook for Detroit’s Future at Networking Reception

Jeff DeGraff: Don’t Wait for the Next Best Thing to Pass You By, Innovate

Cybersecurity Starts at the Top: Why Middle Market CEOs Must Lead

Business Leaders are Called On to Help Heal the Country When the Election is Over

Regional CEOs Tackle Innovation, Cybersecurity and Challenges for the Middle Market

Businesses Sought to Provide Jobs for Boys and Young Men of Color at Career Summit

Lear Innovation Center, Detroit’s Latest Automotive Design Incubator, Opens Downtown

Forward Detroit Quarterly Results

Manufacturing Day Gives Students Up-Close Look at In-Demand Careers

John James: Legacy of Tireless Commitment to Detroit Community and Business

You’re Doing it Wrong: Dale Carnegie Coach Offers Quick Tips for Customer Retention

Economic Developers Find Collaborative Solutions for Regional Investment at MEDA Conference

This past August, 160 economic developers from across the state came together to discuss key issues impacting business development at the Michigan Economic Developers Association (MEDA) annual conference in Detroit.…

Warren Evans on Wayne County Turnaround: ‘Our Best Days Are Ahead’

Detroit Regional Chamber Announces Leadership Detroit Class XXXVIII

Consumers Energy CEO: Tap Into Your Employee Melting Pot to Tackle Business Solutions

Chamber Calls on State Leaders to Stay the Course with M-Step Assessment

Detroit Promise Expands Support Services to Increase Graduation Rates

Civic Leaders: Economic Opportunity, Inclusion Requires ‘All Hands on Deck’

Macomb, Oakland County Tour Highlights Auto and Manufacturing Assets to National Site Selectors

Chamber-Endorsed Candidates Advancing to November Election

Region’s Leaders Must Work Together Quickly to Solve Transit Issues as Deadline Approaches

Bug Bounties, Data Privacy and Why You Should Be Aware of a 15-Year-Old in the Philippines

  Automotive executives and industry stakeholders gathered at Cobo today to talk about the key cybersecurity issues facing the industry at the Billington Global Automotive Cybersecurity Summit. Keynote speakers included:…

HopCat Sets Standard of Excellence in Food, Brew and Eco Footprint

Chamber Welcomes New Board Members, Dennis Archer Jr. as Chair

New Data On International Student Retention Released

Corporate and regional economic leaders joined university officials to learn about the Michigan Global Talent Retention Initiative’s (GTRI) data on international student retention in Michigan. The “Filling the Talent Gap”…

Global Automotive Forum Offers Insight Into Future of Mobility Industry in China

Detroit Regional Chamber’s Political Action Committee Releases Endorsements for House of Representatives, Detroit City Council

Destination Detroit’s Economic Development Partners Attract $1.03 Billion, 3,707 Jobs to Southeast Michigan in First Quarter of 2016

‘Planet M’ Goes to Silicon Valley

The Regional Benefits of Transit, and Realizing What We’re Missing

Reply Group Experiences Exponential Growth Three Years After Moving to Auburn Hills

Detroit Regional Chamber Announces Stephen Polk as the 2017 Mackinac Policy Conference Chair

Snyder: Let’s Write State’s Next Chapter as “One Michigan”

Tonya Allen on Poverty, Career Pathways and the Detroit Education Commission

Annual China Trip Strengthens Relationships With Auto, Manufacturing Execs; Key to Job-Creating Investment in Region

Disconnected regional transit prevents job growth in Southeast Michigan

Meetings With Auto, Aerospace Execs Cap off Weeklong European Investment Mission

New ‘Destination Detroit’ Brand to Strengthen Business Case for Southeast Michigan Among Global Investors

Health Care Leaders: Employee Engagement Key in Age of Consumer-Driven Care

New ‘Destination Detroit’ Brand Collaboratively Markets Region to International Investors

Want to create more jobs? Welcome highly skilled immigrants

Automotive Leaders: Awareness Must Begin Early to Prepare Students for High-Tech Industry Careers

Seniors, people with disabilities face regional transit challenges in Southeast Michigan

Ghafari Associates’ CEO: Culture of Collaboration, Investing in Employees Critical to Business Success

Detroit Scholarship Fund Work Paves Way for the Detroit Promise

The Power of Conversation

Phoenix Site Selectors Look to Detroit for Workforce Talent

Information Sharing, Education Critical to Defending Against Cyber Threats

New Television Ad Addresses the Need for Regional Transit to Connect Southeast Michigan’s Four Counties

DETROIT – A new television commercial confronts Southeast Michigan with a troubling fact: we have one of the worst regional public transit systems in the country.  If we are going…

Michigan Suppliers Win New Contracts at Largest-Attended PMBC Automotive Matchmaking Summit

Neighborhoods: The Next Step in Detroit’s Prosperous Future

Sandy Baruah Talks Detroit’s Neighborhoods at the 2016 Detroit Policy Conference

Collaboration Between Policymakers, Auto Industry Key to Maintain Michigan’s Connected Vehicle Leadership

An Interview with David Maraniss

Legislative Update: DPS Reform, Skilled Trades Funding Among Top Issues This Month in Lansing

Paul Glantz Shares a Behind the Screen Look at Leadership at Emagine Theatres

When Emagine Theatre President and CEO Paul Glantz was growing up, his parents instilled in him the important value of unconditional love, a value that stuck with the local business…

8,000 Jobs: Businesses Needed to Grow Detroit’s Young Talent

Emagine Theatre’s Paul Glantz: Detroit’s Future Predicated on Retaining Talent

#MichiganIsAuto Social Media Contest Winners Announced

Innovation, Economic Impact of Michigan’s Defense Industry on Display at NAIAS

Detroit Regional Chamber Joins U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Campaign to Increase Cybersecurity

Partner Organizations Help Attract Over 4,200 New Jobs, Nearly $470 Million in Investment to Southeast Michigan

Detroit looks to revive its reputation as US auto capital

Auto Show Revs up Excitement With Action-Packed Press Preview Days

MICHauto Announces 2015 Volunteer, Legislator of the Year

No Turf Is Safe, Michigan Must Remain Brains of Auto Industry to Be Relevant

Radical Change

UM-Dearborn Students Explore Exciting Careers, Opportunities at Largest Attended Discover Auto Event

Shark Tank Co-Star and FUBU Founder Daymond John to Keynote 2016 Mackinac Policy Conference

Q&A: Sen. Mike Nofs Outlines Michigan’s Energy Policy Overhaul

Largest ‘Discover Auto’ Event Yet Exposes UM-Dearborn Students to Exciting Industry Careers, Opportunities

Detroit Drives Degrees Initiative to Focus on Educational Attainment

Editorial: Metro Detroit among nation’s growth leaders

State of the Region Report: Metro Detroit Economic Growth Returning to Normal Levels as Resurgence Slows

Chamber Announces Prize Winners During Member Appreciation Day

Win Two Tickets From Delta Air Lines at the Chamber’s Annual Meeting Featuring a State of the Region

The Detroit Regional Chamber and Delta Air Lines will give away two round-trip tickets at the Annual Meeting Featuring a State of the Region on Dec. 9. All Chamber members…

Unleashing the World’s 5th Largest Economy … in Detroit

Infographics: Learn Why They Should Be in Your Marketing Tool Belt, Nov. 16

Talking Impact of Kalamazoo Promise, Could It Work in Detroit?

From: WDET By Stephen Henderson November 9, 2015 In this segment of WDET’s Detroit Today, host Stephen Henderson focuses on the Kalamazoo Promise and the question of whether a similar…

Roads Legislation Flawed, Time to Move Forward on Other Issues

Economic Inclusion Must Top Priority List

Customizable Reporting Tool Puts Regional Data at Your Fingertips

The Detroit Regional Chamber recently unveiled a new web functionality that allows members to easily create customizable regional reports highlighting Southeast Michigan’s assets. This new tool puts information at the…

Michigan’s Mobility Leadership on Display at ITS World Congress

Investment Mission to Germany and Japan Promotes Detroit, Auto Industry’s ‘Roaring Comeback’

Investment Mission to Germany and Japan Promotes Detroit, Auto Industry’s ‘Roaring Comeback’ For international companies expanding operations in the United States, Detroit is a hot market. The Detroit Regional Chamber’s…

Leadership Detroit’s ‘East Meets West’ Tackles Regional Issues

MICHauto Report Available to Economic Developers, Showcases Michigan’s Next-Generation Mobility Leadership

Business Leaders Voice Support for More Rigorous STEM Education Standards

Detroit Scholarship Fund Kicks Off New School Year with Summer Ceremony

InnoState Companies Win New Business in Medical Industry

Oct. 6: Over 5,000 Students Attend Manufacturing Day in Southeast Michigan

Gov. Snyder: Let’s Put the Pedal to the Metal on Mobility

Innovative Disruption: Embracing Startups, 3-D Printing and Cybersecurity

Limited Time Offer: First-Time Attendee Pricing on Maverick Marketing Monday

Work Hard and Work Smart

Smarter Mobility

Detroit Regional Chamber Announces Leadership Detroit Class XXXVII

Unlock Secrets to Attracting Chinese Investment in Michigan

Inaugural Investor Briefing Unlocks Secrets to Attracting Chinese Investment in Michigan Detroit and Michigan are ripe for investment from Chinese businesses. As China continues to wrestle with instability in its…

Sept. 9: Experience Latest Connected Vehicles During a Ride Along at the 2015 MICHauto Summit

The Global Mobility Race: How Michigan Can Win

View Photos from Chamber’s Summer Events

The Detroit Regional Chamber had a busy summer of activity — from celebrating Leadership Detroit Class XXXVI graduates, to touring Skidmore Studio at Inside the CEO Mind and kicking off…

Sept. 3: Detroit Regional Chamber Strengthens Nation’s Largest Office Supply Purchasing Program

Decline to Sign Campaign to Raise Awareness About Job-Killing Petition Drive

Aug. 18: Students Celebrate Commitment to Higher Education at Detroit Scholarship Fund’s Summer Ceremony

Lumina Award to Help Chamber Increase Educational Attainment in Region

The Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) recently announced the Detroit Regional Chamber Foundation as one of five chambers of commerce receiving the 2015-16 Lumina Award for Education Attainment,…

Students Celebrate Commitment to Higher Education at Detroit Scholarship Fund Summer Kickoff

“Get your stuff!” That was the rallying cry Tyrone Bledsoe (pictured), founder and CEO of the Student African American Brotherhood (SAAB), led during a motivational keynote address at the Summer…

Detroit’s Next Chapter Video Earns ‘Best in Show’ at ACCE, Continues Chamber’s Effort to Promote City and Region

Paris Air Show Spotlights Michigan’s Aviation, Aerospace Suppliers

Chamber Promotes Detroit’s Global Competitiveness to International Aerospace, Aviation Industry at Paris Air Show Building on Southeast Michigan’s message of opportunity, the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Business Attraction team recently attended…

Detroit Regional Chamber’s Response to Petition Drive to Increase Michigan’s Corporate Income Tax to Fund Roads

Detroit Regional Chamber’s China Mission Bolsters Automotive Industry, Infrastructure in Michigan

Capitalizing on the growing interest of Chinese manufacturing companies to invest in Michigan, the Detroit Regional Chamber participated in a weeklong outreach mission to China in April to promote economic…

Forbes Highlights Chamber’s Business Attraction Efforts, Detroit’s Manufacturing Comeback

Detroit’s manufacturing industry is on the fast track for economic comeback, and the world is taking notice, a new Forbes article reports. The article, “Made In Detroit: The Story Behind…

Governor, Chamber Make Push for ‘Yes’ Vote to Fix Michigan’s Roads

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An Experience of a Lifetime

Hooah!

By: Tammy Carnrike Chamber COO Tammy Carnrike participated in the Joint Civilian Orientation Conference (JCOC), a program sponsored by the Secretary of Defense for civilian public opinion leaders interested in…

Leadership Detroit at JCOC

By: Tammy Carnrike Like I said earlier, reminders of Michigan are everywhere. Here is a photo of Jonathan Smith, a Leadership Detroit graduate who is now President and CEO of…

Camp Pendleton

By: Tammy Carnrike Chamber COO Tammy Carnrike participated in the Joint Civilian Orientation Conference (JCOC), a program sponsored by the Secretary of Defense for civilian public opinion leaders interested in…

Getting to Know the Marines and Looking for My Advil

By: Tammy Carnrike Chamber COO Tammy Carnrike participated in the Joint Civilian Orientation Conference (JCOC), a program sponsored by the Secretary of Defense for civilian public opinion leaders interested in…

Navy’s Innovation, Entrepreneurialism Stands Out

By: Tammy Carnrike Chamber COO Tammy Carnrike participated in the Joint Civilian Orientation Conference (JCOC), a program sponsored by the Secretary of Defense for civilian public opinion leaders interested in…

Talking Michigan and Police Escorts at the Pentagon

By: Tammy Carnrike Chamber COO Tammy Carnrike participated in the Joint Civilian Orientation Conference (JCOC), a program sponsored by the Secretary of Defense for civilian public opinion leaders interested in…