Chamber’s Maureen Krauss Shares Importance of Regionalism on Michigan Business Beat

Michigan Business Beat: August 27, 2015

Maureen Krauss, the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Vice President of Economic Development – Business Attraction, was on Michigan Business Beat with Chris Holman to share why a regional focus is critical to economic development in metro Detroit. Speaking from the Michigan Economic Developers Association’s Annual Meeting, Krauss makes the case for capitalizing on shared assets to attract greater global investment.

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Detroit Regional Chamber to Campaign Against Push to Hike State Corporate Income Tax to Fix Roads

Crain’s Detroit Business: August 17, 2015

“You can’t fix this (roads) problem by creating a new one,” said Brad Williams, the chamber’s government relations vice president. “This proposal is going to create a huge one….Businesses have many choices” on where to locate. If this goes through, Michigan’s going to be a less-desirable choice.”

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EPA rules would limit Michigan manufacturing

The Detroit News: August, 3, 2015

The economic impact of Great Lakes manufacturers is world renowned. It is home to 123,000 manufacturers and their 5 million employees. It is the heart of this nation’s manufacturing base, accounting for 35 percent of U.S. manufacturing output and 42 percent of U.S. manufacturing jobs. Unfortunately, the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed Clean Power Plan threatens this productivity just as the industry has come back.

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