MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. (WXYZ) - The annual Mackinac Policy Conference kicks off today on Mackinac Island. Governor Rick Snyder and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush are both scheduled to speak to an audience of conference attendees that includes Michigan's business and political leaders.
Snyder is set to welcome conference-goers at 1:30 p.m. Bush has a keynote address that will begin shortly afterward. He is expected to touch on a variety of topics including immigration reform and education.
Robert L. Johnson, the founder of BET and a leader in urban redevelopment is also scheduled to speak at 3:45 p.m. today.
At 4:30, former U.S. Secretary of Commerce and former CEO of the Kellogg Company, Carlos Gutierrez, will address the group.
The Detroit Regional Chamber puts on the conference each year. The 2013 event runs through Friday and the 7 Action News team will provide full coverage from Mackinac Island.
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