Many may wonder what growth in the electric vehicle industry means for legacy states whose economic history and infrastructure are tied up in gas vehicles. If Michigan is any indicator, factors and workers will transition to the EV industry just fine. Automakers like GM and Ford have announced several major projects in the state in recent years to support battery or electric vehicle production.
Michigan Business Development Program (MBDP): Provides performance-based grants, loans or other economic assistance to businesses for highly competitive projects that create jobs or provide investment in the state.
State of Michigan Critical Industry Program (CIP): A performance-based grant developed to provide near term support for highly competitive projects that result in significant job creation and investment; the program will include flexible milestones structured to meet the project needs.
Strategic Site Readiness Program (SSRP): Provides financial incentives to eligible applicants to conduct eligible activities on, or related to, strategic sites and mega-strategic sites in Michigan, for the purpose of creating investment-ready sites used to attract and promote investment in Michigan.
Michigan Economic Development Corporation
Detroit Economic Growth Corporation
Detroit Regional Chamber
Grand Rapids Economic Development
Lansing Economic Development Corporation
MEDC recently convened a Talent Action Team to launch the first focused effort to support the talent transition in the EV and mobility sectors. The team’s goal is to train thousands of workers in the first year by delivering professional development programs that engage workers in improving their skills and competencies in line with in-demand roles.
19 Fortune 500 companies headquartered in the state, including:
1:00 - 5:00 pm
Over 70% of Executives Surveyed Agree: Many Strategic Planning Efforts Lack Systematic Approach Tips for Enhancing Your Strategic Planning Process
Executives expressed frustration with their current strategic planning process. Issues include:
Steve Rutan and Denise Harrison have put together an afternoon workshop that will provide the tools you need to address these concerns. They have worked with hundreds of executives to develop a systematic approach that will enable your team to make better decisions during strategic planning. Steve and Denise will walk you through exercises for prioritizing your lists and steps that will reset and reinvigorate your process. This will be a hands-on workshop that will enable you to think about your business as you use the tools that are being presented. If you are ready for a Strategic Planning tune-up, select this workshop in your registration form. The additional fee of $695 will be added to your total.
2:00 - 5:00 pm
Female leaders face the same issues all leaders do, but they often face additional challenges too. In this peer session, we will facilitate a discussion of best practices and how to overcome common barriers to help women leaders be more effective within and outside their organizations.
Limited space available.
10:30 - 5:00 pm
General’s Retreat at Hermitage Golf Course
Sponsored by UBS
General’s Retreat, built in 1986 with architect Gary Roger Baird, has been voted the “Best Golf Course in Nashville” and is a “must play” when visiting the Nashville, Tennessee area. With the beautiful setting along the Cumberland River, golfers of all capabilities will thoroughly enjoy the golf, scenery and hospitality.
The golf outing fee includes transportation to and from the hotel, greens/cart fees, use of practice facilities, and boxed lunch. The bus will leave the hotel at 10:30 am for a noon shotgun start and return to the hotel after the cocktail reception following the completion of the round.