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A new report is sounding the alarm on Michigan’s child care crisis and its impact on the state’s economy.

Chana Edmond-Verley, the CEO of Vibrant Futures in Grand Rapids, said she hears stories of families facing challenges with child care often.

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Accessible and affordable childcare is key to unlocking Michigan’s economic potential and recouping nearly $3B in lost activity while better meeting the needs of working parents and job providers, according to a new report from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation (USCCF), in partnership with the Grand Rapids Chamber, Michigan Chamber and the Early Childhood Investment Corporation (ECIC). The report – Untapped Potential in Michigan – was designed to quantify the economic impact of childcare breakdowns and help the business community and policymakers better understand the issue and potential solutions.