Detroit has the building blocks to re-emerge

The Detroit News: May 29, 2014

A veteran business leader recently observed that it was refreshing to see the focus of the Mackinac Policy Conference shift from “what’s wrong” to “what’s right” in Metro Detroit.

The Detroit Regional Chamber deserves credit for setting that tone, choreographing opportunities for the 1,500 attendees to explore the question of what kind of city Detroit will be, post-bankruptcy.

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My advice to 2014 graduates

The Detroit News: May 29, 2014

Congratulations to the class of 2014. As you move on to college, I encourage you to study science and technology. Whether as an academic major or a one-time elective, courses in science, technology, engineering and math will serve you well.

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Editorial: Fill the auto talent pipeline

The Detroit News: May 29, 2014

The automotive industry thrives on innovation and creativity. And its future promises even more excitement and opportunity as cars and technology become more closely aligned. That’s one of the messages the Detroit Regional Chamber is promoting at its Mackinac Policy Conference this week.

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