The Detroit Regional Chamber’s annual Mackinac Policy Conference is underway on Mackinac Island. Detroit’s WWJ News Radio is providing live audio coverage and podcasts of the Conference, which will include speeches and interviews with Gov. Granholm, Lou Glazer of Michigan Future Inc. (check out his “Cutting through the fluff” interview), Center for Michigan founder Phil Power, Joe Schwarz, James Croce of Next Energy, Jack Lessenberry, Tim Skubick and others who will analyze the upcoming elections and a collection of Michigan legislators who will discuss “Moving Michigan Forward “.
One of the new twists this year with be a “Fusion Track”, designed to give young professional an opportunity to share their ideas for transforming Detroit and the state. This is driven by Fusion, a Detroit Chamber convened group of young professionals who have been brainstorming ways to attract young people to metro Detroit. From the Freep:
“We’ve seen what we like in other places, what works in other places, what attracts young professionals to other cities and states. We want to bring some of that here to Michigan,” said Markeisha Miner, an attorney at Dickinson Wright in Detroit who is a member of Fusion and plans to attend the conference.
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