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Detroit Regional Chamber Applauds Governor’s Support for Struggling Schools, Higher Education, Skilled trades

DETROIT, February 11, 2015: Today, the Detroit Regional Chamber released the following statement on Governor Rick Snyder’s proposed budget.

“Michigan’s reinvention will only go as far as its efforts to address underperforming schools and increase access to higher education and career pathways, such as the skilled trades,” said Brad Williams, vice president of government relations for the Detroit Regional Chamber. “Talent remains the defining issue for employers and regions looking to compete in the global economy. We encourage the Legislature to support the Governor’s call for increased investment on these critical issues.”

The Detroit Regional Chamber released its top legislative priorities in January, which include reinventing education for struggling schools, making higher education accessible and expanding Michigan’s career pathways to better support areas of need such as the skilled trades. Click here to see the Chamber’s top legislative priorities.

About the Detroit Regional Chamber
Serving the business community for more than 100 years, the Detroit Regional Chamber is one of the oldest, largest and most respected chambers of commerce in the country. The Chamber’s mission of powering the economy for Southeast Michigan is carried out through economic development, education reform, regional collaboration and providing valuable benefits to members. For more information, please visit