MICHauto, a statewide initiative of the Detroit Regional Chamber, convened executives from 25 automotive companies for meetings with 25 state legislators in Lansing April 16th. For the sixth consecutive year, MICHauto has brought together the automotive industry and legislators to discuss the impact of the industry across the state. For the second year, industry leaders identified policy priorities that are most important to their continued growth.
To hear Glenn, Vince, Rebekah and Scott's interviews with Jeffrey click play on the Podcasts below!
While at the legislative reception next door to the capitol Jeffrey Mosher caught up with several on hand that day. First he speaks with Executive Director, MICHauto, Vice President, Automotive and Mobility Initiatives, Detroit Regional Chamber. Glenn Stevens. Second he caught up with Vince Carioti, director of Phoenix Contact E-Mobility North America, Southgate, MI. Third is a conversation with Former State Senator and now Michigan State Representative Rebekah Warren serving the Michigan 55th District, in Washtenaw County. She had been recognized that day as legislator of the year. Finally the fourth interview is with Scott Ferriman, President, Mahle Industries, Inc. VP Sales & Application Engineering at Mahle Inc.
The 2019 policy priorities focus on the following areas:
Industry Talent Pipeline: Development of a strong talent pipeline for the automotive industry and next-generation mobility development.
Connected, Automated, Shared and Electric Vehicle R&D and Testing: Ensure that Michigan remains at the forefront for companies and research institutions.
International Trade: Encourage productive efforts to promote fair trade through the pursuit of high-standard trade agreements.
MICHauto, Michigan’s only automotive cluster association, is a statewide economic development initiative of the Detroit Regional Chamber. Dedicated to promoting, retaining and growing the automotive and next-generation mobility industry in Michigan, MICHauto embodies a public-private strategy, championing Michigan as the global epicenter of the automotive industry and providing a platform for collaboration on advocacy, business attraction and retention, and talent attraction. To learn more, visit MICHauto.org.