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Bridge Michigan hosts May event on state population loss, demographics

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Bridge Michigan invites readers to join us, Citizens Research Council and Altarum for a free Zoom discussion from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 16 to discuss trends in Michigan’s demographics. This event will focus on the first in a series of reports written by Altarum and Citizens Research Council that examine Michigan’s slowing population growth and its impact on Michigan’s workforce, economy and communities.


Bridge Michigan’s Ron French will moderate a panel discussion about the report's findings and potential solutions for reversing these demographic trends. 


Guest panelists will include Amber Arellano, executive director of The Education Trust-Midwest, Frank Ettawageshik, executive director of the United Tribes of Michigan,Gabe Rodriguez-Garriga, vice president for strategy at Business Leaders for Michigan, Jalonne L. White-Newsome, senior director for environmental justice for the White House Council on Environmental Quality and Susan Corbin, director of the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity. 

Participants will have the opportunity to ask written questions of the panelists during the event. 

To register for the event, please complete this form


How to join this live Zoom discussion

To be invited to participate in this hour-long discussion, please complete this form to receive the Zoom link for the event. You’ll receive a confirmation email that includes the event link.

To learn more about how to join a Zoom meeting, watch this short video. Zoom is free to use, and you can use the video call function on your computer, tablet or phone, or you can call into the meeting using the conference line function.

We look forward to talking with you on May 16. 

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