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Statement from Detroit Regional Chamber CEO Sandy Baruah on Today’s Vote by City Council Approving the Land Transfer for Arena District

DETROIT, February 4, 2014: Today, Detroit Regional Chamber President and CEO Sandy K. Baruah issued the following statement on the Detroit City Council’s approval of the land transfer for the new arena district:

“City Council’s vote reflects how critical this arena district is to Detroit. In addition to creating much-needed jobs and investment, the project will connect Midtown and downtown which is a crucial step to revitalizing Detroit. The new City Council deserves credit for advancing this project and I commend them for taking action on such an important issue. I’d also like to recognize the Ilitch family for their long-time support in moving Detroit forward.”

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