Southern Wayne County Regional Chamber Issues Statement Urging Michigan’s Elected Leaders to Work Together Toward a Legislative Solution Fixing Michigan’s Roads and Bridges
“The poor condition of Michigan’s roadways and bridges continues to have a detrimental impact on the southern Wayne County and Downriver business community. Our membership of large and small business, for profit and nonprofit, expect and deserve roadways that provide a pathway to success for their organization. As the Body representing Downriver’s and southern Wayne County’s employers and community investors, we urge Michigan’s Legislature and Governor to work together toward creating a strong legislative solution to fix Michigan’s roads and bridges…”
December, 2019 – Discussion on the governor’s order to the Department of Labor & Economic Opportunity to draft an executive mandate increasing the overtime salary threshold to $51,000 in Michigan.
November, 2019 – Continued discussion on long term solutions to resolve the skills gap – Transportation challenges in the workforce
October, 2019 – Meeting with State Sen. Stephanie Chang to discuss various issues important to the Downriver business community.
September, 2019 – Discussion on long term solutions to filling the skills gap with Rudaina Hamade of the US Chamber Council on Small Business.
July, 2019 – Discussion with State Representatives Joe Bellino and Darrin Camilleri on Road Repair Funding and the Governor’s proposed budget.
June, 2019 – Discussion and preparation of Statement on Road Repair Funding. Review of Mackinac Policy Conference.
May, 2019 – Discussion around the proposed State of Michigan budget, including gas tax increase and other initiatives to fund road improvements with MDOT Director Paul Ajegba.
April, 2019 – Discussion on mental health policy and resources in the workplace
March, 2019 – Regional economic forecast with SEMCOG
February, 2019 – Municipal challenges with the legalization of recreational marijuana