MICHauto emerges as economic development force for state auto industry (with video)

Detroit Free Press: September 24, 2013

One of the first things Sandy Baruah noticed about Michigan before he was named CEO of the Detroit Regional Chamber in 2010 was the lack of a unified voice for the state’s automotive industry.

“There wasn’t one organization in Michigan speaking on behalf of Michigan, and other states had these very organized delegations,” said Baruah, who worked in the Bush administration when General Motors and Chrysler hit rock bottom in the fall of 2008.

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Tech Lifeline: Visa Bill Would Lift Detroit, Chamber Leader Says

September 14, 2013: Deadline Detroit

A technology talent gap holds back local “businesses’ ability to compete in the global economy,” the Detroit Regional Chamber president writes in a Free Press guest column. The corporate group backs a congressional effort to let more foreigners study engineering technology, science and math here and work in those fields “until America’s schools start producing more tech-savvy graduates,” Sandy Baruah explains.

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