Motor City gears up for electric future – CBS Detroit

Southfield (CBS Detroit) – Massive changes are taking place as the electric economy continues to evolve. That’s why Quentin Messer Jr., CEO of Michigan Economic Development Corp., Tom Kelly, CEO of Automation Alley & Tim Slusser, director of the City of Detroit Mobility Office, appear on CBS 62’s “Michigan Matters” to talk about it.

Quentin Messer Jr., CEO of Michigan Economic Development Corp., with Michigan Matters host Carol Cain

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Messer runs the state business and spoke with Carol Cain, Senior Producer/Host, about efforts to push the production of EV batteries and more. He also spoke about the importance of small businesses and the tourism industry.

Tom Kelly, CEO of Automation Alley; Tim Slusser, director of the Detroit Mobility Bureau; and Quentin Messer Jr., CEO of Michigan Economic Development Corp.

Kelly spoke about the World Economic Forum and a new state-of-the-art manufacturing center that was recently announced will be located in Automation Alley. It will help the region gain more activity.

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Tom Kelly, CEO of Automation Alley; Tim Slusser, director of the Detroit Mobility Bureau; and Quentin Messer Jr., CEO of Michigan Economic Development Corp.; with Michigan Matters Host Carol Cain

And Slusser spoke of Michigan Central Station in the heart of Detroit, which comes to life in the iconic but closed train station. When completed, more than 5,000 people will work at the mobility innovation hub, which will also serve as a catalyst for more business.

Michigan Central Station in Detroit, USA | GettyImages

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