The 35th Annual Mackinac Policy Conference, sponsored by the Detroit Regional Chamber at the Grand Hotel, brings together local, state and national leaders in business, politics, and philanthropy to discuss both innovative ways to fix the issues plaguing the metro Detroit region, as well as providing a platform for future leaders. At this years Mackinac Policy Conference speakers spoke on three main pillars:
Restoring Civility in American Politics
Speakers encouraged business and civic leaders to shape public discourse to restore the art of compromise for progress in today’s polarized political environment.
Winning the Race in Connected Technology
Capitalizing on Michigan’s strengths to lead in next-generation mobility, expanding beyond the “connected car” to the connectivity of all things and big data.
Increasing Economic Opportunity
Michigan can shrink the opportunity gap and enhance quality of life for all Michiganders by promoting economic inclusion strategies.
The conference also introduced a brand new series of fast-paced, off-the-cuff sessions featuring 21 thought leaders from across the state sharing their opinions on everything from the Michigan governor’s race, to term limits in the state Legislature, and President Trump’s progress on moving America forward.
It was a pleasure talking with Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley, Senator Jim Stamas, Senator Mike Kowall and Senator Marty Knollenberg, and good friend Rep Klint Kesto. We are excited for the impact these individuals will continue make in Michigan.