On Tuesday, MICHauto hosted its annual convening at the State Capitol in Lansing, MI. Throughout the day, MICHauto investors met with legislators to promote issues important to Michigan’s auto and mobility industry. Specifically, this year’s theme focused on passing distracted driving legislation and championing support of R&D tax credits, EV purchasing incentives, and charging infrastructure expansion.
“MICHauto takes great pride in its advocacy role on behalf of the state’s automotive and mobility industry,” said Glenn Stevens Jr., Executive Director of MICHauto and Vice President of Automotive and Mobility Initiatives at the Detroit Regional Chamber. “MICHauto’s investor companies represent just about every part of our State’s signature industry, and it is of the utmost importance to ensure their priorities are heard and addressed. Our team is pleased to continue facilitating the critical conversations today, during our annual Capitol visit, and every day to help strengthen relationships between the State’s elected leaders and its signature industry.”
The Day also saw the annual recognition of MICHauto’s Legislator of the Year Award, bestowed in 2023 on Sen. Mallory McMorrow (D-Royal Oak).
“We’re proud and excited to honor Sen. McMorrow with our Legislator of the Year Award for 2023. As a leader in the legislature, former Co-Chair of the Auto Caucus, and champion of our State’s vast mobility ecosystem, she is highly deserving of this recognition,” said Paul Corbett, MICHauto’s Community and Governmental Affairs Director. “She’s also a leader with an inspiring vision for a better and more sustainable economic future for Michigan, and we at MICHauto look forward to continuing to partner with her in those efforts.”