The One D collaborative spoke to the Macomb Chamber about the
importance of regional cooperation and public/private partnerships.
"We have to align public policy with economic development, which we don’t do very well," [Dick Blouse, president and CEO of the Detroit Regional Chamber, a One D member organization,] said, and that’s the point of One D.
One D was unveiled last year and is made up of the Cultural Alliance of Southeastern Michigan, Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau, Detroit Regional Chamber, Detroit Renaissance Inc., New Detroit and United Way for Southeastern Michigan.
collaborative intends to tackle six priorities: economic prosperity,
educational preparedness, regional transit, race relations, regional
cooperation and quality of life. One D is meeting every three weeks
until the 2007 Mackinac Policy Conference (May 30-June 2), where it
plans to release a detailed blueprint for specific projects aimed at
making progress on the region’s issues.
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