NBESTNorthern Border for Economic Security and Trade (Detroit, Michigan/Windsor, Ontario, Canada)
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com/detroiter to read more about the Chamber's involvement in border issues, including recent NBEST accomplishments and our work in the international coalition Business for Economic Security, Trade and Tourism.
To achieve these objectives, NBEST stakeholders continue to meet bi-monthly to address current border management and policy issues.
NBEST stakeholders continue to advocate for needed infrastructure improvements at the Detroit Windsor Tunnel, Ambassador and Blue Water bridges and for programs to streamline and better coordinate border management policy and practices among the various federal agencies, as well as between the United States and Canada.
NBEST was charged to address the economic crisis that was clearly beginning to negatively impact business, tourism and quality of life in the region.
Established by the Detroit Regional Chamber, NBEST is made up of key business and trade organizations and interests from across Michigan and Ontario with knowledge and experience on border issues.
NBEST was charged with addressing six key areas: development of a Command Center, research and development of technology to ease backups, consideration of reversal of inspections, federal lobbying efforts, message coordination and coordination of chambers from across the region and across the country.