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National Policy

Michigan is home to nearly 10 million people, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. From government to business, leaders are working to ensure Michigan’s place as a great place to live, work, and play and bolster its competitive economic edge on the national and global stage.  

Members of Congress from the Michigan delegation are working to foster civil discourse and bipartisanship across the aisle in Washington D.C. They are highlighting the repair and expansion of the Soo Locks, conservation of natural resources, protection of the Great Lakes, support for the United-States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), and more.  

Companies in Michigan, including those in the automotive to health care industry, are making an impactemploying thousands of individuals within and outside of the state and setting a standard for excellence. From investment in infrastructure to attracting and retaining talent for existing and emerging economies, Michigan is working to thrive in an increasingly competitive landscape 

Regional leaders offered their insight on Michigan’s position on the national stage.  

Matthew Godlewski   

Director, Government & Stakeholder Relations, Ford Motor Company  

As regional leaders, I think we all have a special responsibility in thinking about how Michigan remains the automotive economic engine for America and how we continue to build our leadership in the future relative to self-driving vehicles, electrification, and mobility services…It all comes back to just how important the auto industry is to our state, how important it is to America and how we promote policies that uphold Michigan’s global leadership.   

Daniel Loepp  

President and CEO, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan  

We’ve changed the paradigm…the healthcare industry is an economic driver in Michigan. [Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan] has 12,000 employees in the state of Michigan…Being local and being part of the community puts a change in you [and we want to share that nationally].