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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Innostate, Pure Michigan Business Connect Introduce General Electric Global Research to Southeast Michigan’s Advanced Manufacturers

Economic Development Newsletter, August, 2013:

The Detroit Regional Chamber’s Innostate program partnered with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s Pure Michigan Business Connect (PMBC) program to facilitate a two-day visit to suppliers in Southeast Michigan by General Electric Global Research last month. As part of the effort, 13 pre-selected companies traveled to GE’s Advanced Manufacturing and Software Technology Center in Van Buren Township and toured the manufacturer’s shop floor.

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Michigan Entrepreneurs Focus on the Positive Story of Detroit

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The 2013 Mackinac Policy Conference pillar of cultural change was on full display this morning as some of Michigan’s leading entrepreneurs discussed the successes and challenges they’ve had in starting a business in Michigan and in Detroit during “Encouraging Entrepreneurship: The Catalyst for Continued Economic Growth in Michigan.” The panel agreed that the positive image and story of Detroit needs to be exposed and touted to encourage continued investment and entrepreneurship.

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Detroit Leaders Discuss Continued Investment in City

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There was an air of excitement and confidence in Detroit’s continued path to prosperity this morning as a panel of Detroit leaders representing some of the most influential organizations making a significant impact on the redevelopment of the city took this stage during “Detroit: On the Path to Turnaround,” the first in a two-part discussion on the Motor City.

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