Manufacturing Panel Talks Success Despite ObstaclesTwo manufacturers who succeeded despite all roadblocks were the focus of a panel Thursday at the Mackinac Policy Conference
Skills Gap Remains Between School, WorkplaceDespite 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.
How To Fix Michigan's Roads? Discussion On MackinacState House Speaker Jase Bolger isn't ready endorse a higher sales tax as a solution.
Rhee: To Fix Schools, Honor Good Teachers, Identify And Fire Bad OnesControversial 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.
Snyder Says World-Class R&D Is Going On In Detroit"...I don't think we give people in our own state enough credit," said Gov. Rick Snyder, talking to WWJ at the Mackinac Policy Conference.
Michigan's URC Alumni Becoming Entrepreneurs At Twice The National RateMichigan's University Research Corridor schools -- Michigan, Michigan State and Wayne State universities -- are cranking out entrepreneurs at twice the national rate of college graduates.
Bing: Detroit EM Using Bankruptcy Threat As 'Leverage'At the policy conference on Mackinac Island, Detroit Mayor Dave Bing was asked about the threat of bankruptcy that looms over the city.
Gov. Snyder Hopes Detroit Not Forced To Sell ArtMichigan Gov. Rick Snyder says he hopes Detroit's financial crisis doesn't force EM Kevyn Orr to sell off items from the collection of the Detroit Institute of Arts.
More Immigration Means Better U.S. Growth, Former Kellogg CEO Tells Mackinac ConferenceThe United States has to encourage immigration because it's the only way to avoid the economic stagnation caused by declining population.
Mackinac Auto Panel: U.S. Globally Competitive, But At A CostThe 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.
BET Billionaire Johnson At Mackinac: Give More Minorities A ShotAfrican-Americans and other minorities will be better represented in the ranks of corporate leaders as they get more of today's corporate leadership to give them a shot.
Billboard Boasts: 'Macomb, Strong On Defense'Macomb County Exec. Mark Hackel says they want to grow the existing defense industry business -- and they're using two highway billboards to help make it happen.
Federal Health Care Reform A Focus On MackinacDr. Ora Pescovitz, CEO of UM Health System, says the federal money being put into expanded Medicaid coverage for states is money well-spent.
Jeb Bush: Too Many Detroit Kids Aren't LearningWWJ's Charlie Langton got a chance to talk to Jeb Bush, ahead of his keynote address at the Mackinac Policy Conference.
2013 Mackinac Policy Conference AgendaThe conference runs through Wednesday through Friday, May 29-31.