WHEREAS, entrepreneurship is critical to success in the workplace and in communities as it brings ideas, creativity and innovation to life and drives economic growth on local, state and national levels; and,
WHEREAS, many young Americans envision starting a business or doing something entrepreneurial as adults; and,
WHEREAS, for elementary, middle and high school age students entrepreneurship education lays the foundation for a path to postsecondary education and certification. It also provides core academic, technical and problem solving skills that are essential for the success of our state's future entrepreneurs; and,
WHEREAS, on this day we join with the Generation E Institute in Battle Creek to raise awareness of the importance of entrepreneurship education in Michigan, and we encourage people throughout the state to support the entrepreneurship endeavors of our youth;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Rick Snyder, governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim May 10, 2017 as Youth Entrepreneurship Day in Michigan.