League of Women Voters 14th Congressional District Candidate Debate


Video provided by the League of Women Voters and Civic Center TV. Wednesday, June 25, 2014 14th Congressional District Democrat Debate.  The candidates include– Southfield Mayor Brenda Lawrence, state Rep. Rudy Hobbs, both of Southfield, former U.S. Rep. Hansen Clarke, and Burgess Foster, both of Detroit.  They are vying for the seat vacated by U.S. Rep. […]

Palpable optimism for Detroit deal in the air on Mackinac

There was a feeling of bated-breath inevitability on Mackinac Island this week. A feeling of possibility for Detroit’s future. Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr was at the Detroit Regional Chamber’s policy conference, lobbying for his plan to settle Detroit’s nearly $18 billion in debt and exit bankruptcy. And as people walked the halls, talking and gossiping […]

STEM Without Reading Skills=failure

Joel Klein

Over the past three days, attendees of the 2014 Mackinac Policy Conference heard repeatedly from speakers about the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education and the dire need to engage and nurture the interest of the next generation in these core subjects, so they can fill the talent pipeline and compete in […]

Michigan’s Critical Need for STEM

Wrong way - we're heading the wrong way in STEM education

The message was simple. Michigan is on the wrong trajectory when it comes to preparing students for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields. Joe Harlan, Executive Vice President, Chemicals, Energy, Performance Materials, The Dow Chemical Company, said this morning during the 2014 Mackinac Policy Conference’ “Mission Critical: STEM Education and Michigan’s Economic Workforce,” that […]

I’m on my soapbox — about the Method soap factory that slipped away

Method Home Products almost called Detroit home for a large manufacturing plant. It almost built a 22-acre factory here. It almost invested $35 million. It almost created 100 green-manufacturing jobs for Detroiters. Instead, the spoils went to Chicago. Detroit didn’t step up to help the company through the labyrinth of tax credits, abatements, zoning laws, […]

Detroit Public TV & MiVote Expands Coverage of the Mackinac Policy Conference


Detroit Public Television has once again partnered with the Detroit Regional Chamber to bring you unprecedented coverage of the 2014 Mackinac Policy Conference online, on-the-air and via media, corporate and community partners. Join host Christy McDonald for three days of the most important issues facing Michigan. It is the next best thing to being there! […]

Detroit Chamber and DPTV Continue Partnership for Mackinac Policy Conference 2014

Mackinac Policy Conference

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Matt Friedman (248) 626-0006 mfriedman@tannerfriedman.com Detroit Regional Chamber and Detroit Public Television Continue Partnership to Deliver Access to the 2014 Mackinac Policy Conference Live, Archived, Accessible Coverage of Conversations About Michigan’s Future Available on TV, Online and Via Other Media DETROIT (May 8, 2014) – The Detroit Regional Chamber and Detroit […]

The State of Michigan Business with Governor Snyder

the State of Michigan Business

On Friday, February 7 at 12pm ET, the Detroit Regional Chamber presents The State of Michigan Business with Governor Rick Snyder, as he addresses the Michigan business community at MGM Grand Detroit. The Governor will outline his plans for 2014 and continued efforts to move Michigan forward. Immediately following Governor Snyder’s remarks, there will be a question-and-answer session […]

The Michigan Truth Squad returns for 2014

Michigan Truth Squad - a project by The Center for Michigan

The Center for Michigan’s Truth Squad returned earlier this week to kick off a busy 2014 election season, beginning with Governor Rick Snyder’s Super Bowl ad. The Michigan Truth Squad examines and fact-checks the claims made by ballot questions & candidate campaigns in political ads, on their websites, in newspapers & in direct mail literature. […]

Detroit City Council Debates 2013

MiVote Detroit City Council Debates 2013

In an effort to empower the citizens of Detroit in the City’s first Council by district election in nearly 100 years, MiVote has produced eight debates featuring all 18 candidates for City Council. With the City facing bankruptcy and a new process for electing City Council members, it is important that voters make an informed […]