Calley completes Netherlands investment mission
April 19, 2013
LANSING, Mich. - Lt. Gov. Brian Calley is back in Michigan after a six-day investment mission visiting business and government leaders throughout the Netherlands.
"Michigan has long-standing ties with Dutch businesses and this trip gave us the opportunity to further strengthen these highly productive relationships," Calley said. "The Dutch companies and government officials we met with are eager to seek greater cooperation with Michigan."
Overall, Calley met with top executives from various Dutch companies that have industrial, financial and agriculture facilities around Michigan. He participated in meetings, business receptions and roundtables along with executives of financial institutions, advanced agricultural production and technology companies, and city and provincial officials in Amsterdam, The Hague and Zeeland.
He also participated in the Holland America Friendship Foundation's annual Night of the Stars Gala in The Hague to demonstrate Michigan's desire to strengthen ties with the Netherlands.
The investment mission, Calley's first since being elected lieutenant governor, included a delegation of state and local officials, business leaders and economic developers. Also joining Calley were Michigan Speaker of the House Jase Bolger, state Sen. Arlan Meekhof and Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Director Jamie Clover Adams.
The mission was instituted by the West Michigan Global Initiative with assistance of the Michigan Economic Development Corp, The Right Place Inc., of Grand Rapids, and Detroit Regional Chamber.