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Chamber Touts Michigan as Global Innovation Hub at ITS World Congress in Detroit

The Business Attraction team along with Butzel Long, Detroit Economic Growth Corporation, DTE Energy, Flint and Genesee Chamber of Commerce and the counties of Macomb, Oakland and Wayne collaborated at the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) World Congress in Detroit on Sept. 8-11. The event brought together 9,000 individuals ranging from industry experts and policy makers to researchers, showcasing the latest developments in all aspects of high-tech transportation.

The team connected with over 100 companies to market the Detroit region’s business opportunities. Chamber representatives also exhibited and sponsored events during ITS. The Chamber and Butzel Long sponsored the Motown Dinner Cruise hosted by Macomb County. Over 100 ITS attendees dined while cruising on the Detroit River to Lake St. Clair. The cruise highlighted the region’s expansive and impressive waterfront assets.

MICHauto and the Business Attraction team also participated in the Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s “Michigan Spotlight,” showcasing the Chamber’s engagement efforts and support for the future of connected vehicles and mobility. Chamber representatives highlighted the advantages of the state’s automotive sector, showcasing the MICHauto program to over 2,000 festival attendees.

For more information on why the Detroit region is the key location for the future of the autonomous vehicle industry, click here.