Get Answers to Your Workforce Questions
Jeff Donofrio • Director • Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity
Jeff Donofrio is responsible for coordinating the state’s workforce development and economic development programs. Secure a seat to this unique opportunity to speak directly with the state’s lead on programs critical to Michigan’s business climate.
State Budget Panel Discussion
Senator Jim Stamas (36th District – Midland)
Senator Curtis Hertel (23rd District – East Lansing)
Senator Jeff Irwin (18th District – Ann Arbor)
The budget picture is evolving with a projected $3 billion hole in the current year budget and another shortfall in the coming year.
Presidential Politics and Its Impact on Michigan Races
Ed Sarpolus, Target Insyght Executive Director
Talent and Education Panel Discussion — How Can Michigan Address the Talent Challenge in Manufacturing
Senator Ken Horn (32nd District – Saginaw)
Senator Curt VanderWall (35th District – Ludington - Northwest Michigan)
This interactive discussion will focus to find solutions to the talent challenge, because the state that wins the talent battle wins the economic one.
Connect with a Leader Who Knows MFG
Mike Shirkey • Senate Majority Leader
As a manufacturer himself, Senator Shirkey takes manufacturing’s history as a driving force for Michigan’s economy personally. Don’t miss out on this chance to speak with a powerful industry advocate and find the solutions to keep Michigan’s MFG momentum strong.
Sandwiches & Solutions: A Moderated Lunch with Legislators
Advocacy is a long-term investment in relationship building, awareness and visibility. Access is everything, We provide you the opportunity to sit with fellow manufacturers and legislators from both sides of the aisle during a casual lunch discussion. Take advantage of the rare opportunity to engage directly with lawmakers and have your most pressing issues addressed.
Honor MMA’s Legislator of the Year
Success is driven by champions. So, MMA honors legislative champions that carry our issues forward. Join us to celebrate the dedicated leaders who go the extra mile and take action to ensure your company is competitive on a global scale.
Build on the conversations of the day and nurture new relationships with elected officials and state regulators. For more than four decades, MMA has connected manufacturers and Lansing’s leading decision makers.