Keeping an Eye on Michigan’s Growth Strategy
Manufacturing plays a large role in the Whitmer Administration’s plan for economic growth in Michigan. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to hear from Doug Ross, Senior Advisor to Governor Whitmer for Michigan Prosperity, about the Governor’s proposed strategies to ensure that Michigan manufacturers, large and small, have the tools and resources needed to grow and compete in a global economy.
Balancing Competitiveness and Stewardship
Michigan’s new Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) plays a critical function in balancing economic growth and environmental protection. A proponent of building external partnerships to achieve environmental stewardship and economic development, EGLE Director Liesl Clark will work with Legislative Day attendees on the Administration’s strategy to support a sustainable environment, healthy communities and a vibrant economy.
Advocacy in Action
Every year, hundreds of bills are drafted, debated and signed into law. Each one could significantly impact the ability of manufacturers to acquire raw materials, build and sell their products, hire talent and reinvest in local communities. Through relationship building, awareness and visibility, manufacturing advocates will engage with leaders of the Senate and House of Representatives in small group meetings as they share their company’s story, discuss manufacturing policy priorities and bring attention to Michigan’s most vital jobs sector.
Issues & Solutions: Moderated Lunch Discussion
In this moderated discussion, manufacturing executives, legislators and agency leaders will share their perspective on issues and solutions impacting Michigan manufacturers. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage directly with lawmakers and have their most pressing issues addressed.
Your Association at Work
MMA’s Government Affairs team remains industry’s #1 voice on topics ranging from tax policy and health care costs to talent and the environment. Throughout the day, attendees will work side-by-side with these experienced professionals and learn about the complex balancing act of managing Michigan’s laws and rules to ensure Michigan manufacturers remain competitive in an ever-changing global economy.
Network with Decision-Makers and Honor Manufacturing Champions
Immediately following Lobby Day, the annual MMA Legislative Reception provides participants with opportunities to personally interact with legislators and policymakers as we honor the Association’s 2019 MMA Legislators of the Year. The Legislative Reception is complimentary for Lobby Day attendees.