One of the most impactful ways business can support workforce development is through advocacy at all levels of government.
With one of the most respected advocacy teams in Michigan, the Chamber has a long history of supporting bipartisan policy that improves educational outcomes and increases access to education. It is actively supporting legislation and appropriations that contribute to reaching 60% postsecondary educational attainment, and reducing the racial equity educational attainment gap by half by 2030.
Major Recent Education Advocacy Wins
Announced in July, the fiscal year 2023 state budget includes $110 million to fund two Chamber-backed programs, including Michigan Reconnect, which as of late July had put more than 100,000 Michiganders on a tuition-free pathway to higher education and skills training, according to the governor. It also funds Going Pro, which helps small businesses develop in-house talent and fill highskilled good-paying job openings.