Today, the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce announces its support for the New International Trade Crossing, an initiative vital to the economic competitiveness of Michigan.
“A well-functioning border is important to our region and state. The construction of an additional bridge will provide immediate value to Michigan companies doing business in Canada,” said Jeanne Englehart, President and CEO of the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce. “With the goals of creating and supporting continued economic growth, the Chamber supports the construction of the New International Trade Crossing. It’s a win for our members.”
According to Andy Johnston, the Chamber’s Vice President of Government Affairs, the New International Trade Crossing is a project that will not only strengthen the trade relationship between Canada and the United States, it will allow Michigan to leverage billions of dollars in federal transportation funds to pay for needed upkeep of our roads. “The proposed public/private partnership will create no new debt and no new taxes for taxpayers,” he says.
VP, Government Affairs