Governor Rick Snyder of Michigan
WHEREAS, one out of every six private sector jobs in Michigan is in the field of manufacturing, and during the last three years, manufacturing job growth has occurred at a rate nearly four times higher than overall job growth in Michigan; this has allowed for the creation of 86,300 manufacturing jobs; and
WHEREAS, manufacturing remains the largest sector of Michigan's economy by gross state product; and,
WHEREAS, during this week, we encourage Michiganders to reflect on the road that Michigan has traveled as a manufacturing state and the bright future that lay ahead; we join with the Michigan Manufacturers Association to applaud the phenomenal entrepreneurial spirit of Michigan's manufacturers, outstanding contributors to the economic recovery of the Great Lakes State;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Rick Snyder, governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim Sunday, May 12 through Saturday, May 18, 2013 as Michigan Manufacturing Week.