Growth opportunities in the region will be the focus as the I-69 International Trade Corridor partners host a Regional Summit on Wednesday, September 18 at the Holiday Inn Gateway Centre from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  The partners, Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce, Shiawassee Economic Development Partnership, Lapeer Development Corporation, Economic Development Alliance of St. Clair County and the I-69 International Trade Corridor Next Michigan Development Corporation will come together with businesses from across the four-county region to discuss economic development along the corridor.

The event will feature presentations by Greg Burkhardt of Duff & Phelps who will provide a site selector’s perspective on How Regions Can Compete; Bernard Swiecki from the Center for Auto Research discussing auto industry trends; and Amy Cell of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and Tracey Worthington of Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy discussing New State Initiatives & Regional Growth Plans.

Those who would benefit from attending the summit include regional businesses, educators, government officials, logistics companies and community stakeholders.

There is no cost to attend, but registration is required.  To register visit For more information contact Brian Sullivan at the Chamber at (810) 600-1404 or

The Holiday Inn Gateway is located at 5353 Gateway Centre in Flint.