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On July 10, the Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council (Michigan EIBC) and Institute for Energy Innovation (IEI) held the second in a series of gubernatorial candidate roundtables in Michigan. The business leaders from Michigan EIBC sat down with Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley to discuss energy policy. The Lieutenant Governor was first elected to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2006 and re-elected in 2008. As a state representative, he was an expert on tax policy and served as minority vice chair of the House Tax Policy Committee.
The conversation focused on the strength of the advanced energy industry in Michigan, which represents 92,200 workers and includes Michigan EIBC’s 116 member companies. Michigan EIBC believes that Michigan’s next governor can harness the economic power of the advanced energy industry, support Michigan’s economy, solidify the state’s leadership in mobility, and put quality jobs at the heart of a vision for a forward-looking energy future. In the meeting with Calley, the EIBC Leadership Council members focused on the role of energy in Michigan’s future economic development. The attendees also highlighted the favorable economics of advanced energy in Michigan and significant cost declines over recent years.
Michigan EIBC has reached out to all of the major party candidates to request similar off-the-record briefings, and met with Senator Gretchen Whitmer on June 4. We look forward to additional meetings in the coming weeks.