Economic development professionals named to Investment Advisory Council
Nine prominent economic development leaders, including past and present members of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) board of directors, were appointed earlier this month by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross to the Investment Advisory Council (IAC).
IEDC President and CEO Jeff Finkle, CEcD, board member Chris Camacho, and 2016 board chair Barry Matherly, CEcD, FM, HLM were appointed to the 25-member body, with Finkle and Camacho both serving their second term.
Justin Robinson, SVP of the Detroit Regional Partnership Joins the Conversation with Crain’s: How Metro Detroit is Ripe for Business?
Justin Robinson, senior vice president, business development at the Detroit Regional Partnership, points out a large labor pool and workforce of approximately 2.65 million people, meaning this region’s workforce is larger than 28 other states
Detroit Regional Partnership targets issues that keep companies away
It’s inviting groups from higher education, government and the nonprofit and business sectors to participate in solving the issues it’s hearing about from the companies that got away.
'Jobs for all' goal drives Matherly, Detroit Regional Partnership
There, in the front cover, were five phrases or aspirations, as he called them, to ground him and his team as they work to develop economic development strategies for Southeast Michigan. Among them was the simple phrase “jobs for all.”
Detroit Regional Partnership, region's new business attraction entity, launches website
The idea to create a business development and attraction program began in early 2018 by a group of regional CEO’s, including DTE Energy Chairman Gerry Anderson and General Motors CEO Mary Barra, in partnership with the Detroit Regional Chamber
New regional economic development nonprofit gets a name, starts meeting with leaders in 11-county area
New regional economic development group, Detroit Regional Partnership, is up and running
A new organization dedicated to spurring job growth in Southeastern Michigan is up and running. The newly-named Detroit Regional Partnership is charged with creating a world-class marketing and attraction economic development arm for the 11-county region – sending a message to the world that Southeast Michigan is a united region with strong assets.
Led by CEO Barry Matherly, the group kicked off a 30-day listening tour with stakeholders across the 11-county region to learn more about each community’s economic development programs and priorities
New regional economic development group gets name
The unnamed regional economic development group started by an unnamed regional CEO group finally has a name.
The Detroit Regional Partnership is up and running in its charge to market the 11-county region of Southeast Michigan and attract out-of-state business investment here, the nonprofit said in a news release Thursday after it kicked off a 30-day listening tour with stakeholders in the region.
Worth Cities 2018
For about three-quarters of a century after it was built in 1912-1913 for the then-daunting sum of $2.5 million, Michigan Central Station, just west of downtown Detroit, was one of the grandest train stations in the nation. A hub of travel throughout the Midwest during World War I and World War II and the arrival point for thousands of immigrants to Detroit, the magnificent Beaux-Arts building also made a statement about the stature of the city itself.
New Regional Economic Development Group Launches, Hires CEO and Forms Board
A new organization dedicated to spurring job growth in Southeastern Michigan has been launched and has hired its first CEO. Barry Matherly will join the group, transitioning from his role as president and CEO of a similar initiative in Virginia, and will lead the effort to ensure that Southeast Michigan’s 11 counties are served by a well-funded, world-class business attraction initiative.
VIRGINIA ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GURU TO HEAD NEW SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN BUSINESS ATTRACTION GROUP
The regional CEO group led by among others DTE Energy Co. and its top executive, Gerry Anderson, has been planning to launch an economic development organization. The group made news for its regional transit push in the spring and its assertions that Southeast Michigan is lagging behind other regions that have concerted, united attraction efforts in place.
Nameless regional economic group launches, selects CEO
Barry Matherly, who heads a similar organization in Richmond, Virginia, will serve as the nonprofit’s CEO starting Jan. 3, working to attract out-of-state and international companies to the 11-county region. The organization will fill a need to attract new businesses to the region and create a single point of entry to connect businesses interested in opening up shop with the right resources.