Governor Rick Snyder of Michigan
Governor Rick Snyder is traveling to Asia today to begin a 10-day trade mission trip to China and Japan to strengthen Michigan’s trade relationships, attract new job-creating business investments and to show that Michigan, in particularly Detroit, is open for business.
“This is an important trip and builds on trips of the past,” Governor Snyder said in a video message prior to his departure. “We continue to build strong relationships with our Asian partners.”
Governor Snyder explained that 20 companies will be accompanying him on the trip and that the mission will seek to promote Pure Michigan tourism and find opportunities to export Michigan products and increase the state's value-added processing industries.
Michigan's economy already benefits from a strong relationship with Asia, as these facts show:
Governor Snyder says this trip is all about expanding that trade, opening doors to new markets for Michigan businesses, and attracting job-creating business investments.
"I'm looking for to this trip," Governor Snyder said. "We're gonna be really busy, but that's how we're going to continue to bring more and better jobs to Michigan."