This post was originally published on May 19, 2022. 

This Week on One Detroit:

Steering the Future: Moving the Motor City’s Auto Industry Forward 

More than a century ago, Detroit’s entrepreneurial spirit put the Michigan auto industry on the map as the Motor City — the car capital of the world, but how will the state that has led the automotive industry for several decades stay competitive in the ever-changing automotive environment of the 21st century? 

This story also appeared in DPTV - One Detroit

One Detroit revisits an important conversation from our Future of Work Town Hall series, led this month by contributors Stephen Henderson and Nolan Finley. Co-hosts Henderson and Finley are joined by guest panelists Sandy Baruah, the president and CEO of the Detroit Regional Chamber, and Glenn Stevens, Jr., the executive director of MICHauto, to discuss Detroit’s historically strong automotive foundation, the changes we’re seeing in Michigan’s auto industry today, and the investments the state will need to secure a strong future workforce.

Plus, they explore the future of electric vehicles (EVs), automotive factories, battery plants and the changes the industry can expect to see. 

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Stephen Henderson is the Founding Editor of BridgeDetroit, and a former writer and editor for the Detroit Free Press, Baltimore Sun and Chicago Tribune. Winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Commentary,...

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