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Unpacking the Consensus Revenue Estimating Conference
Leaders from the Michigan Department of Treasury, State Budget Office and Senate and House Fiscal Agencies meet to forecast the U.S. and Michigan economies and state government revenues during the Consensus Revenue Estimating Conference (CREC). Join us for this special CMF member conversation to hear from State Treasurer and Conference Chair Rachael Eubanks and State Budget Director Chris Harkins as they walk us through the highlights from the most recent CREC, share the economic outlook for the state and provide estimates for the current state budget and revenues for future years.
Foundations in Lansing: Small & Micro Business-Focused Conversations with Policymakers
Join your Michigan philanthropy peers engaged in economic development work and meet with selected state legislators on small and microbusiness issues for this in-person event in our 2023 Foundations in Lansing series. This is an opportunity to highlight your work supporting small business and lessons learned from that work. The conversation may also include discussions around the recently released Microbusiness Coalition report and support for minority and women-led business enterprises (MWBEs). We will also learn about legislative priorities and deepen connections with policymakers working to shape the future of small and microbusinesses in Michigan. Lawmakers will gain a deeper understanding of Michigan philanthropy's towards policies, programs and partnerships that address structural and systemic barriers to economic opportunity and ensure economic prosperity is accessible to all Michiganders.
Foundations in Lansing: Housing-Focused Conversations with Policymakers
Join your Michigan philanthropy peers engaged in housing work and meet with selected state legislators working on housing issues for this in-person event in our 2023 Foundations in Lansing series. Housing is a timely, important topic in Lansing right now, and this is an opportunity for philanthropy to engage and shape the discussion for solutions. Housing issues are affecting communities across Michigan, and that is reflected in both state legislative chambers making housing policy a focus in their committee structures.