Top Southeast Michigan Leaders Meet to Discuss Key Area Issues

Top Southeast Michigan Leaders Meet to Discuss Key Area Issues

LATHRUP VILLAGE, Mich. (CBS DETROIT) – On Tuesday, leaders from Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties met with top leaders of the Detroit Regional Chamber to discuss key issues impacting the region.

This is an annual event bringing together county leaders from southeastern Michigan.

“It’s about listening; it’s about answering questions and making sure people across the region are having the same conversation and singing the same songbook,” said Brad Williams, vice president of Government Relations of the Detroit Regional Chamber.

Pictured are CBS News Detroit “Michigan Matters” anchor Carol Cain (far left), Oakland County Executive Dave Coulter (middle left), Wayne County Executive Warren C. Evans (middle right) and Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel (right).

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As Southeast Michigan continues to grow and prosper, especially after Detroit’s successful NFL Draft that attracted an impressive 775,000 fans, the region’s top leaders are collaborating and addressing issues. challenges of each county.

“We always talk about infrastructure, we talk about roads, we talk about attracting talent, and how we could attract more people to our region to fill some of these available jobs is one of the critical issues that we “We’re dealing with it right now,” Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel said.

In Wayne County, economic development is one of Wayne County Executive Warren C. Evans’ many goals.

“For me, the key issues are transportation, workforce development issues and housing issues,” Evans said.

Oakland County Executive Dave Coulter also has concerns about workforce development.

“We’re trying to give more of our adult residents the education or certification they need to get these new jobs. We’re lagging behind other states across the country. We really are, and we so we have to do a better job of training our workforce, our residents, so they can get these good-paying jobs that are coming to Michigan,” Coulter said.

The big takeaway from this event is that these three regional leaders are working together to build a better future for Southeast Michigan.

“We regularly discuss issues that affect us or the region,” Hackel said.

“We work collaboratively and I think we all have a vision to develop this area,” Evans said.

The Detroit Regional Chamber says discussions will continue at the Mackinaw Policy Conference at the end of May.