The Detroit Regional Chamber's 2021 Mackinac Policy Conference is underway at the Grand Hotel. The annual conference brings together Michigan's leaders in politics, business, non-profits, and the media for what the Chamber claims is a rare opportunity to share ideas, network, make deals, and come up with solutions to Michigan's problems.
Deadline Detroit isn't at the conference this year. But podcast and Deadline TV host Craig Fahle caught up with attendee Nancy Kaffer of the Detroit Free Press Editorial Board. The two discussed the main theme of this year's conference: "Reimagining a Healthy Michigan." The two also previewed upcoming speeches from Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan and Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.
As expected, much of the discussion is about how the state will continue to address the pandemic, and how it might lead to changes in the way we approach everything from public health, jobs, community investment and equitable development.