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Governor Snyder: Calls on Michigan Leaders to Support Detroit’s Recovery

Governor Rick Snyder challenged the Michigan business, government and community leaders at the 2014 Conference to work as collaborative partners in support of the expeditious settlement of Detroit’s bankruptcy. The Governor urged attendees to make a connection between the private and education sectors, as it would give Michigan a strong economic advantage, opportunity to grow and close the skills gap like nowhere else in the nation.

Pointing to the impressive comeback that Michigan has made since 2009, Gov. Snyder called on state leaders to avoid complacency, spelling out seven steps for Michigan residents and employees to continue the state’s economic growth. Snyder also spoke to the statewide importance of the ongoing transformation in Detroit, emphasizing the point that the efforts don’t boil down to a “Detroit vs. Michigan” issue, despite what those outside Michigan may say.

Following his remarks, Gov. Snyder participated in an interactive discussion moderated by Vickie Thomas, city beat reporter for WWJ Newsradio 950. He commented on a number of vital state issues that will effectively close the skills gap in Michigan, including investment in roads, cost structure of colleges, immigration and the New International Trade Crossing.

This session was sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.