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#MPC23 | Mackinac Policy Conference 2023 | Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer

Michigan Business Beat
June 8, 2023 3:00 PM

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The Detroit Regional Chamber's annual Mackinac Policy Conference.

Chris Holman speaks with Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, from Media Row, at the Grand Hotel, while at the 2023 Mackinac Policy Conference.

Watch Governor Whitmer and Chris discuss the State of Michigan along with her administration's overall focus from the #MPC23 click play on the YouTube video below.   

Gov. Whitmer & Legislative Leaders Unveil ‘Make it in Michigan’ Strategy to Win Projects, Invest in People, Revitalize Places

As economic development strategy pays dividends, governor, legislative leaders pitch unified, strategic approach to help more people, businesses, communities “Make it in Michigan”


MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. — Wednesday, Governor Gretchen Whitmer was joined by Senate Majority Leader Winnie Brinks, Speaker Joe Tate, Senator Mallory McMorrow, Representative Jason Hoskins, and business and labor leaders to announce Make it in Michigan, a comprehensive economic strategy to keep winning projects, invest in people from pre-K through postsecondary, and revitalize places in every region of the state. As Michigan celebrates 18 months of strong economic development work with over $16 billion of projects and 16,000 jobs secured, the state must keep its foot on the accelerator to lead the future of advanced manufacturing, improve educational outcomes and workforce development, and improve quality of life in every region. Additional elements of the plan will be rolled out in the coming weeks.

Gov. Whitmer Establishes the ‘Growing Michigan Together Council’ to Focus on Population Growth, Building a Brighter Future for Michigan

The council will be led by bipartisan co-chairs and develop strategies to make Michigan a place where everyone has the opportunity to succeed


MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. – Thursday, Governor Gretchen Whitmer established the Growing Michigan Together Council to develop a statewide strategy aimed at making Michigan a place everyone wants to call home by attracting and retaining talent, improving education throughout the state, upgrading and modernizing our transportation and water infrastructure to meet 21st century needs, and continuing Michigan’s economic momentum. Governor Whitmer announced bipartisan co-chairs Ambassador John Rakolta Jr. and Shirley Stancato who will lead the council in developing policies and goals to grow Michigan’s population.

Gov. Whitmer Appoints Michigan’s First-Ever Chief Growth Officer

Will lead efforts to grow Michigan’s population, economy, and reputation as the best place to live, work, raise a family, and start a business

MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich.—Thursday, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced the appointment of Hilary Doe as Michigan’s Chief Growth Officer, the first Chief Growth Officer in the nation. Doe will work alongside the Growing Michigan Together Council on a once-in-a-generation effort to grow Michigan’s population, boost economic growth, and make Michigan the place everyone wants to call home.


“Growing Michigan Together is about investing in our people, places, talent, and education,” said Governor Whitmer. “With her extensive experience in policy, strategy, and technology, her future-oriented work to empower communities and tackle the biggest challenges, and her commitment to our state, Hilary Doe is an ideal candidate to lead our Growing Michigan Together efforts and get the job done. I am incredibly excited to work with her to achieve our population growth goals and build a Michigan with vibrant communities, a growing economy, and a bright future.”Did you like this post? Sign up and we’ll send you more awesome posts like this  every week.

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