SOUTHGATE — Business creation in Michigan will be the focal point when the Michigan Economic Development Corp.’s key investment strategist speaks at the next Southern Wayne County Regional Chamber Forum, slated for Nov. 15 at Crystal Gardens,16703 Fort St.
Ned Staebler, the MEDC’s vice president of entrepreneurial and capital services, will talk about progress being made in efforts to help technology firms and other companies grow in Michigan with the assistance of the 21st Century Job Fund, a $2 billion, 10-year initiative that he oversees.
As part of those efforts, Staebler, a Michigan native educated at Harvard and the London School of Economics and Political Science, has led the investment of $200 million into venture capital, private equity and mezzanine funds, and directed the portfolio management efforts of the state’s more than 100 investments in early stage technology companies.
Cost to attend the SWCRC Forum is $15 a person. Registration opens at 11 a.m.; lunch follows at 11:30. The program will begin at noon and conclude by 1 p.m.
Advance registration is requested by calling the chamber office at (734) 284-6000.
Businesses and individuals interested in being a sponsor for this Legislative Forum or future chamber forums can contact forum coordinator Mary Jarosz at (734) 479-0156 to obtain the details. Sponsors receive promotional benefits and also are able to participate in a pre-Forum reception with the guest speaker.
Local high school students also are invited to attend the Legislative Forum. To sponsor a high school students’ table call the chamber at (734) 284-6000.
For more information on chamber membership and the group’s other activities, go to www.swcrc.com.