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Statement from Detroit Regional Chamber CEO on Gov. Snyder’s State of the State Address

DETROIT, January 16, 2013 – Today, Detroit Regional Chamber President and CEO Sandy K. Baruah issued the following statement on Governor Rick Snyder’s State of the State Address:

“Since taking office, Governor Snyder has ignited Michigan’s economic recovery. Our state has made phenomenal progress under his leadership and with the support of the Legislature. Investing in roads and bridges is the next step in Michigan’s re-invention and will drive economic growth. States that don’t maintain their roads will fall progressively behind national and global competitors – and on this score Michigan is behind.  The Chamber applauds the Governor for tackling this critical issue because the only thing businesses get from poorly maintained roads are flat tires on their way out of town. The Chamber encourages the Legislature to find bipartisan solutions to address road maintenance and other key issues such as the modernization of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and education reform.”

About the Detroit Regional Chamber

With over 20,000 members and affiliates, that employ over three quarters of a million workers, the Detroit Regional Chamber is one of the largest chambers of commerce in the country. The Chamber’s mission is carried out through business attraction efforts, advocacy, strategic partnerships and providing valuable benefits to members.