Every year, the Mackinac Policy Conference builds its agenda around specific themes. The 2014 conference pillars are:
Encourage a culture of innovation through forward-thinking policy, capital infusion, and talent availability to ensure entrepreneurs are a core component of Michigan's DNA.
Drive job growth through a progressive curriculum for 21st Century jobs, including STEM education and advanced skilled trades, to ensure Michigan employers have access to a broad talent pool.
Lead economic transformation in Michigan and Detroit, as a catalyst for other states to follow, by boldly confronting real problems with innovative state policy, precedent setting financial turnaround measures and building a government structure to attract new investment and jobs.