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May 15, 2013: Register Today for PAC Reception, Mayoral Forum; Mayor’s Passion Displayed, Not Seeking Re-Election

Detroit Regional Chamber Political Action Committee Announces Mayoral Forum at Mackinac Policy Conference, May 30Join the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Political Action Committee (PAC) at 5 p.m. on May 30 at the 2013 Mackinac Policy Conference for a reception and Detroit mayoral candidate forum featuring State Rep. Fred Durhal, former Detroit Medical Center CEO Mike Duggan, former State Rep. Lisa Howze and Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon. Nolan Finley, editorial page editor of the Detroit News, and Stephen Henderson, editorial page editor for the Detroit Free Press, will moderate the forum. Register today to be part of this important discussion of Detroit’s future.

Attendance at this event requires Mackinac Policy Conference registration. A separate ticket is required for attendance to the PAC reception, costing $200 in advance and $225 on-site (please no corporate checks or corporate credit cards). All contributions go to the Detroit Regional Chamber PAC, which supports candidates of both parties who support the Chamber’s public policy goals. For more information or to register, click here.

Mayor’s Passion for City on Display in Announcement Not to Seek Re-ElectionThe Detroit Regional Chamber is committed to working with Mayor Dave Bing as he finishes his term in office and works to rejuvenate the Motor City. Chamber President and CEO Sandy K. Baruah attended the Mayor’s announcement not to seek re-election on Tuesday as part of the Chamber’s continued efforts to support the Mayor and work with City Hall.

“The Mayor made a difficult decision today — displaying the leadership, and love of the city he’s shown since taking office. The Detroit Regional Chamber will continue to stand by the Mayor as he leads Detroit’s turnaround throughout the remainder of his term. We are exceptionally grateful for his service, which includes putting the city on a better track and restoring integrity to the office,” Baruah said.

Detroit Delegation Returns from Urban Revitalization Lessons-Learned Trip to D.C.     A delegation of Detroit regional leaders brought together by the Detroit Regional Chamber returned from Washington, D.C. last week after participating in “Detroit to Washington, D.C.: Renaissance in the City,” hosted in partnership with Anthony Williams and the Federal City Council. During the trip, the delegation met with a group of representatives from various groups, civic leaders and Washington, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray, who provided firsthand insight into best-practices and key partnerships leading to D.C.’s successful urban revitalization.

The delegation was compiled in response to one of the 2012 Mackinac Policy Conference To-Do List items, which read “lead a delegation of Detroit-area business leaders on a lessons-learned trip to Washington, D.C. in partnership with Whole Foods Market and former Washington, D.C. Mayor Anthony Williams.” For more information on the 2012 To-Do List, click here.

Michigan Ranks 8th in Site Selection List of Most Competitive States for Job Creation, Economic DevelopmentMichigan ranked eighth on the list of most competitive states for job creation and economic development in 2012 and fourth for the number of new major corporate facility expansions the year prior by Site Selection magazine. Last year, the publication also listed the Warren-based General Motors Co. Information Technology Innovation Center as one of the best corporate facility projects in the world. To read coverage of the rankings in MLive, click here. For Pure Michigan’s top 10 reasons why Michigan is America’s comeback state, click here.

Don’t Miss the Chamber’s Rockin’ at the Reserve Summer Membership Reception, June 13Don’t miss the Detroit Regional Chamber’s summer membership reception, Rockin’ at the Reserve taking place on June 13 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago’s Detroit Branch.  Attendees have the opportunity to yield a strong return on their networking investment and generate sales leads with more than 300 of the region’s top professionals in a fun, after work environment. Click here to learn more and register today for this exclusive Chamber member event.