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Chamber Wins Economic Development Partner of the Year Award

Macomb County Lauds Economic Development Partnership with Detroit Chamber

The Macomb County Department of Planning and Economic Development awarded the Detroit Regional Chamber its “Economic Development Partner of the Year” award on Feb. 10 during its annual Business Awards.

The award was presented to the Chamber for its business attraction efforts in Macomb County during 2014.

“The economic development team at the Detroit Regional Chamber is an indispensable partner,” said Stephen Cassin, executive director of the Department of Planning and Economic Development.

“They assist us through business-lead generation, site selection events, hosting foreign trade delegations, trade missions and regional marketing. We are very grateful for this partnership,” he added.

One example of collaboration in the past year involved the Chamber’s participation at the Association of the United States Army’s (AUSA) annual meeting and expo in Washington, D.C. to market the region’s assets, located in Macomb County’s defense corridor, to more than 500 key military leaders.

Maureen Krauss, vice president of economic development, accepted the award on behalf of the Chamber.

“Economic development is a team sport and we work very closely to bring new opportunities for business investment and jobs to the communities and residents of the county. It confirms that our regional partnership is working, and we are thankful for the recognition from our partners in Macomb County,” Krauss said.

Regional collaboration is one of the Chamber’s key strategic pillars, bringing together public and private partners to collaborate in economic development strategies to move the Detroit region forward.