Chamber Supports the Michigan Compact on Immigration
The Michigan Compact on Immigration is a set of five principles to guide the immigration discussion at the state and federal level signed by a coalition of business and industry leaders that represent more than 20,000 companies and more than one million employees across the state. The Michigan Compact on Immigration calls for a federal immigration system that responds to the needs of Michigan employers and workers in a time when talent attraction and retention is critical to the state’s economic growth.
In today’s economy where our businesses need talent to fill positions, it’s imperative that Congress make common sense laws that allow for the diverse workforce that is needed. We fully support immigration policies that demonstrate that Michigan is both welcoming and business-friendly. Saginaw County, and the Great Lakes Bay Region, welcome diversity, and all workers will find this a region with great jobs and an exceptional quality of life.
Currently, there are 16 signatories on the Immigration Compact including the Saginaw County Chamber of Commerce, Midland Business Alliance, Small Business Association of Michigan, Business Leaders for Michigan, Detroit Regional Chamber, Michigan Agri-Business Association, Michigan Restaurant & Lodging Association, and the Grand Rapids Area and Lansing Regional Chambers of Commerce among others.