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MICHauto 2017

David Hickey presents on attracting talent and competitiveness at MICHauto 2017 North American International Auto Show

MICHauto 2017

MICHauto 2017 North American International Auto Show

David Hickey, Senior Director of H&A, presented to Michigan state legislators on the competitive environment for talent attraction in the United States as part of the MICHauto 2017 North American International Auto Show. The presentation benchmarked Michigan’s talent and training-related programs against 10 competing automotive states and highlighted the importance of the Michigan Skilled Trades Training Fund(STTF). Hickey stressed the importance of further developing incentive programs to remain competitive in today’s dynamic environment.

MICHauto is an initiative of the Detroit Regional Chamber serving as a platform for collaboration on advocacy, awareness of business attraction, and talent attraction. MICHauto serves as a unified voice of Michigan’s auto cluster, working with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, and several state and national organizations.

H&A has proudly supported and led educational efforts with MICHauto for several years.