June 30: Grow Detroit’s Young Talent Summer Jobs Initiative Exceeds Goal of Employing 5,000 Youths

As a lead partner in Mayor Mike Duggan’s Grow Detroit’s Young Talent (GDYT) summer employment program, the Detroit Regional Chamber congratulates Mayor Duggan following his announcement last Friday that, in its first year, the program exceeded its goal of connecting more than 5,000 Detroit youths with jobs in order to prepare them for sustainable career pathways.

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Takeaways from the 2015 Mackinac Policy Conference

Michigan Business Network: June 8, 2015

While coordinating 1500 attendees and dozens of speakers from around the nation for the Mackinac Policy Conference isn’t always easy, it’s worth the impact it drives for Michigan. Speaking with Chris Holman of Michigan Business Network, Chamber COO Tammy Carnrike discussed the extensive planning and work that goes into each Conference and how the event provides a forum for tackling some of state’s biggest policy issues.

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Detroit and “Up North” Closer Than You Think!

Dome Magazine: June 5, 2015

While the population numbers between rural northern Michigan and the Detroit region are at opposite ends of the spectrum, there are a lot of synergies that could be created to achieve upward mobility and economic growth in Michigan. Each region desperately needs stakeholder collaboration, big picture thinking, more financial resources and very strong leadership to get the job done.

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