Council of Ethnic Chambers of Commerce continues to Promote International Trade;
Collaborates with the City of Detroit’s Office of International Affairs
November 9, 2015 – Detroit, MI
The Council of Ethnic Chambers of Commerce met earlier this week at the Detroit/Wayne County Port Authority to hear Deputy Director & Senior Advisor, White House Detroit Working Group from the Executive, Office of the President, Julie Egan, to discuss her role in Mayor Duggan’s office. Egan, a Detroit native, was assigned by the Obama administration to work with businesses in attracting and retaining international trade. Ms. Egan engaged the Council in discussions about promoting foreign investment and expanding export opportunities as well as developing strong international relationships and a global presence for the city of Detroit.
Also speaking to the Council of Ethnic Chambers of Commerce was Fayrouz Saad, Director of Immigrant Affairs for the City of Detroit. Saad was appointed to her position by Mayor Duggan in 2015. Saad discussed with the Council how her department serves as an important gateway for immigrant communities to promote economic development in the City of Detroit and welcomed input on how we can continue to encourage immigrant and minority owned businesses to open within the city.
“Collaboration with the Office of International Affairs and having Julie and Fayrouz as partners only strengthens the mission and vision of the Council of Ethnic Chambers, which is foster strong economic leverage and expand regional business growth”, said Ahmad Chebbani, Chairman of the Council of Ethnic Chambers of Commerce.