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Unwrapping a new Michigan poll: Investment over tax cuts; Education worries

A new poll from the Detroit Regional Chamber and Glengariff Group shows that Michigan voters are for investing in infrastructure over tax cuts; that there’s real concerns about our education system making us uncompetitive, and more. Norris Howard is back after a week on the west coast. 00:52 – A few words about Norris’ trip to San Francisco 06:01 – We unpack the most recent Detroit Regional Chamber voter poll. From investing to education to job availability for young people, there are...

New poll reveals how Michiganders feel about inflation, gun control, democracy + more

What are the priorities of Michiganders as we wind down 2022? The answers might surprise you. The Detroit Regional Chamber has a new poll out talking about a number of Michigan issues as we're on the other side of an election and coming up on the first Democratic-controlled state legislature in decades. Eric Trytko joins me to discuss on the fly as the results were published hours ago. Support our work: As a member: https://www.patreon.com/DailyDetroit One-time: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/...

PODCAST: Brooklyn Outdoor, The JazzFest, The Detroit Symphony, Macomb County, Transit And Amazon

On Thursday, Sven Gustafson hosted quite a few interesting guests at our booth and mobile studio on the floor of the Detroit Policy Conference at Motor City Casino Hotel. Five of those people are on the show for today’s episode. * Candice Simons, Brooklyn Outdoor and J’Adore Detroit, who talked about the big ad controversy where billboards have been banned downtown – and what might be happening to change that * Christopher Collins of the Detroit JazzFest joined us along with Anne Parson...

For Health Of Detroit's Comeback Don't Worry About Gilbert And Ilitch; Watch Hall, Peterson And Stoudamire

Sitting at the Detroit Policy Conference on Thursday, there was a changing energy. A shift from an old guard to a new. Sure, pizza and sports icon Chris Ilitch took the stage and did a large presentation and speech about the transition from father to son at that behemoth organization. On a panel immediately after, developer Peter Cummings, who was key to bringing the Whole Foods to Midtown, talked about the work they’re doing in New Center and the age old question of incentives and how many...

The Detroit Policy Conference Is The Can’t Miss Event To Talk About The Future Of Our Region

Each year Detroit hosts countless conferences, gatherings, and events that cover a wide array of topics and cater to variety of audiences. However, in terms of scale, relevance, and local “star power” there is perhaps none bigger than the Detroit Policy Conference put on each year by the Detroit Regional Chamber. The conference brings together more than 700 individuals from the business, government, and civic realms to inform and inspire the growing community of doers and change makers in th...

8 Things We're Looking Forward To At The 2016 Detroit Policy Conference

The Detroit Regional Chamber’s 5th annual Detroit Policy Conference will be held at MotorCity Casino Hotel on Wednesday (Feb. 24), and we’re going to be there to capture all the action to share with you and be part of the conversation. The event brings together about 800 business, community and political leaders from across the city and region, and this year, will focus on sustaining Detroit’s momentum by supporting and strengthening neighborhoods throughout the city. Even if you’re not going...

What Do Entrepreneurs Want From (The Rest Of) The Business Community?

In the year since I started my gig at the Detroit Regional Chamber I’ve been working to answer that question; diving into Detroit’s vast, sometimes fragmented, and always exciting entrepreneurial community to see where we as an organization could be more collaborative and supportive. Trips to places like TechTown, Bamboo Detroit, Ponyride, and Build Institute have taken me to the connecting points to further one goal: Understanding what the Detroit Regional Chamber and the larger business...

Let's Get Digital: 4 Tips For Small Business Success In Detroit

Last night, when most Detroiters were fighting traffic down I-75, a handful of Detroit entrepreneurs came together at Get Your Business On The Map With Google. Hosted by Techtown and B4B Connect, a small business initiative of the Detroit Regional Chamber at the Ford Resource and Engagement Center, the entrepreneurs made the fight for the type of traffic that can make or break a small business … Google traffic. Small businesses need Google to direct customers to their website. The key to harne...

5 Basics To Help Understand The Mackinac Policy Conference And Why It's Important

The Mackinac Policy Conference is an important event where there are lots of people making business connections that drive the economy in our region. There are great speakers, fancy trappings, and lots of smiles and energy. It’s a curious event where you might meet the mayor of a nearby suburb riding a bike next to you on your way to breakfast at the Grand Hotel, or ham it up with a CEO of a large company over a beer at a social mixer. Here are 5 things we thought might put the experience into...

Mackinac 2015 Kicking Off: Roads, Race, Talent, Transit, and D-Insurance, Oh My

Good morning from the Blogger Zone at the Grand Hotel. When it comes to the Mackinac Policy Conference, we’re going to focus on a few key areas. Although there are three official pillars of the conference – Talent, Urban Revitalization and Cohesion – we’re looking for stories that are a little more focused. Here are the five things we’re looking to cover – but over the next few days, almost anything can happen. Roads It’s the predominant conversation up here that’s not on the agenda. Ju...

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