As you have likely heard, Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson has been in the media criticizing the joint Detroit Regional Chamber - Regional CEO Group
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Important Message to Chamber Members

As you have likely heard, Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson has been in the media criticizing the joint Detroit Regional Chamber - Regional CEO Group work to create a best-in-class regional business attraction and marketing effort to support our entire 11-county Southeast Michigan region. The statements made by County Executive Patterson were not based in facts.

In April, the Chamber Board, at Chamber CEO Sandy Baruah’s urging, approved a “go forward” plan to work with the Regional CEO Group to create a more robust business attraction entity. The Chamber and Regional CEO Group have worked hard to include representatives from the entire region in planning efforts. The new entity will be based on the Chamber’s existing award-winning (Site Selector Magazine “Top Program” Award, 2018) Destination Detroit program and team, including the unbreakable commitment to serve all parts of the 11-county region.

While the Chamber is working with the Regional CEO Group on the need to increase resources and funding to build a globally competitive business attraction and regional marketing program, the Chamber’s overall operations remain strong and its leadership will remain intact.