1. The "Fab Five" featured Conan Smith, the chairman of the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners, who joined the discussion featuring regional leaders previously known as the "Big Four" – Detroit Mayor Dave Bing; Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano; Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel and Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson.

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  2. Revitalizing Michigan’s urban cities and their role in Michigan’s recovery were topics covered by Detroit Mayor Dave Bing and Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell, who joined Governor Rick Snyder in a panel discussion moderated by Stephen Henderson of the Detroit Free Press.

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  3. Governor Snyder kicked off the final day of the Mackinac Policy Conference with a speech that ended with a standing ovation after he declared Michigan’s comeback will be successful because of the entire state working together.

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  4. Thursday evening’s session featured Mark Reuss, president, North America, General Motors Company. CNBC's Phil LeBeau interviewed immediately following his presentation to attendees.

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  5. Thursday evening’s session featured Mark Reuss, president, North America, General Motors Company who challenged Conference attendees to embrace a GM pilot program that would make Detroit the global center of transportation innovation and could be leveraged around the world and revitalize the city and state.

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2011 Mackinac Policy Conference

Detroit Regional Chamber

Coverage from the 2011 Mackinac Policy Conference, June 1-3 2011

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