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Mackinac-Conference

$8B Pure Michigan Business Connect Program Grows Through Consumers Power, DTE

The state’s $8 billion Pure Michigan Business Connect program continues to grow, with Consumers Energy and DTE Energy committing to a total of $2 billion in spending with other Michigan-based companies.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/30/2013

Detroit Chamber Study: More College Grads Staying In Michigan

An increased number of recent graduates of Michigan’s public universities are remaining in the state after graduation, according to preliminary survey results released by the Detroit Regional Chamber at the Mackinac Policy Conference Thursday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/30/2013

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Manufacturing Panel Talks Success Despite Obstacles

Two manufacturers who succeeded despite all roadblocks were the focus of a panel Thursday at the Mackinac Policy Conference

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/30/2013

Mackinac Panel

Skills Gap Remains Between School, Workplace

Despite innovative partnerships between businesses and the educational systems, there remains a skills gap for many Michigan employers, with beginning employees not coming to the workplace with basic skills employers have a right to expect.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/30/2013

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Rhee: To Fix Schools, Honor Good Teachers, Identify And Fire Bad Ones

Controversial education reformer Michelle Rhee says there are hundreds of thousands of wonderful teachers in America who do “heroic” work. But that doesn’t mean ineffective teachers shouldn’t be identified and fired.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/30/2013

The famous porch at The Grand Hotel in Mackinac. (Credit: Rob Davidek/WWJ Newsradio 950)

Michigan’s URC Alumni Becoming Entrepreneurs At Twice The National Rate

Michigan’s University Research Corridor schools — Michigan, Michigan State and Wayne State universities — are cranking out entrepreneurs at twice the national rate of college graduates.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/30/2013

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More Immigration Means Better U.S. Growth, Former Kellogg CEO Tells Mackinac Conference

The United States has to encourage immigration because it’s the only way to avoid the economic stagnation caused by declining population.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/29/2013

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Mackinac Auto Panel: U.S. Globally Competitive, But At A Cost

The American auto industry is on a “slow and steady growth path up,” even though it now accounts for a mere 12 percent of global auto production, a panel said Wednesday at the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Mackinac Policy Conference.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/29/2013

Attendees arrive for the 2013 Mackinac Policy Conference at The Grand Hotel. (Credit: Rob Davidek/WWJ Newsradio 950)

2013 Mackinac Policy Conference Agenda

The conference runs through Wednesday through Friday, May 29-31.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/29/2013

Tom Watkins.

Policy Conference On Mackinac Island: Gov’t Geared Toward 21st Century

Among those community and business leaders gathering on Mackinac Island will be Tom Watkins, former state school superintendent now US-China business and education consultant.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/27/2013

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