The presence of high-growth, large-scale companies is often regarded as a positive sign of a city or region’s economic health and overall attractiveness. Featuring a panel of statewide experts, this session will examine some of the critical areas Michigan must address now — an educated workforce, high-skilled talent, infrastructure, reliable transit and urban development — to sustain the state’s upward trajectory and competitive advantage in the future.
Panelists: Tonya Allen, President and CEO, The Skillman Foundation
Birgit Klohs, President and CEO, The Right Place Inc.
Patti Poppe, President and CEO, Consumers Energy and CMS Energy
Suzanne Shank, Chairwoman and CEO, Siebert Cisneros Shank & Co. LLC
Moderator: Rick Albin, Political Reporter, WOOD TV