The ambassadors take the floor; The Great Lakes State Vs. Others – CBS Detroit

Southfield (CBS Detroit) – Former U.S. Ambassadors John Rakolta Jr. and David Fischer appear on CBS 62’s “Michigan Matters” this Sunday to talk about their time in those diplomatic jobs and how they ended up helping the Abraham Accords get signed.

John Rakolta, Jr. Former United States Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates; David Fischer, former US Ambassador to Morocco; with Carol Cain, host of Michigan Matters

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Rakolta, President of Walbridge, served as Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and spoke with Carol Cain, Senior Producer/Host, about his time about the job.

Signing of Strategic Dialogue – US Ambassador John Rakolta Jr and UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Dr. Anwar Gargash

Fischer, of Suburban Collection Holdings, served as an ambassador to Morocco and also spoke about his experience.

David Fischer, former US Ambassador to Morocco

Rakolta discussed the news from Michigan and the need to make it more competitive with other states as battles for business.

Rob Davidek, news director of WJJ Newsradio 950; Glenn Stevens, CEO of MICHauto; and Chris Holman, founder and CEO of Michigan Business Network; with Carol Cain, host of Michigan Matters.

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Then the round table of Chris Holman, founder and CEO of Michigan Business Network, Glenn Stevens, executive director of Auto MICH and vice president, Automotive & Mobility Initiatives at the Detroit Regional Chamber, and Rob Davidek, news director at WWJ Newsradio 950, joined Cain to continue the conversation.

Discussions focused on the state’s business climate amid the flurry of announcements from electric vehicle makers.

Holman previewed his upcoming Michigan Business Survey and spoke about talent needs and concerns about the impact of inflation on pricing for small business owners.

Rob Davidek, news director of WJJ Newsradio 950; Glenn Stevens, CEO of MICHauto; and Chris Holman, Founder and CEO of Michigan Business Network

Davidek spoke of the tragic shooting at a school in Texas this week by a teenager with a gun – which claimed the lives of 18 children and two teachers. They wondered if this could lead to reforms in gun laws.

They also talked about the upcoming Chevrolet Grand Prix of Detroit Presented by Lear taking place in Belle Isle next week. The race will return to downtown in 2023.

And they mentioned the House Mackinac policy conference next week and the issues that will be getting attention on the island.

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look Michigan Questions, Sunday at 8 a.m. on CBS 62

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