The Michigan Competitive Workforce Coalition is a partnership of business leaders representing companies large and small, associations and chambers of commerce who have come together around the goal of updating Michigan’s Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act (ELCRA) to include sexual orientation and gender identity.

Who is the Michigan Competitive Workforce Coalition?

Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Regional Chamber of Commerce


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Battle Creek Area Chamber of Commerce

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan*

Chrysler Group LLC

Clark Hill PLC

Consumers Energy*

Delta Airlines

Detroit Medical Center

Detroit Regional Chamber

Detroit Venture Partners, LLC

The Dow Chemical Company*

Dow Corning Corporation

Duo Security

Eastern Floral

Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce

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Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce

Great Lakes Bay Regional Alliance

Henry Ford Health Systems

Herman Miller*


Infinity and Ovation Yacht Charters

Irwin Seating Company

Issue Media Group

Kellogg Company

Lake Superior Community Partnership

Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce

Mayotte Group Architects

Michigan Association of Intermediate School Administrators

Michigan Association of School Boards

Michigan Black Chamber of Commerce

Michigan Community College Association

Northern Michigan Chamber Alliance

Nuspire Networks


Pepper Hamilton LLC

Petoskey Chamber of Commerce


President's Council, State Universities of Michigan

Professional Property Management

Public Policy Associates

Quicken Loans

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Saginaw County Chamber of Commerce

Sam Bernstein Law Firm

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Southwest Michigan First


Strategic Staffing Solutions*

Talent 2025


WW Group, Inc.

Whirlpool Corporation*

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Coalition Co-Chairs

Brian Walker, CEO
Herman Miller

Kary Moss, Exec. Director
ACLU of Michigan

Stephanie White, Exec. Director
Equality Michigan

Coalition Partners

Episcopal Diocese of Northern Michigan

Equality Michigan

Jewish Community Council of Metro Detroit

Jewish Federation of Ann Arbor

Lakeshore Ethnic Diversity Alliance


Michigan Department of Civil Rights

Michigan League for Public Policy

Plymouth United Church of Christ

SER-Metro Detroit


* Founding member

In order for our state to continue to compete in the global marketplace and attract talent, it’s time for Michigan to catch up. Michigan has a tremendous opportunity to join business leaders in saying we value diversity and want to help attract and retain the best talent in this state.
— Jeff Noel, Vice President of Whirlpool Corporation