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Governor Heads Overseas

Sep 08, 2017

This week, Governor Rick Snyder embarked on a trade mission to Japan and Germany.  While there, he will focus on attracting jobs, creating business investments, and promoting the state’s strength in the automotive and mobility sectors.  The Governor departed for Japan on Tuesday and will then travel to Germany on September 11, returning to Michigan on September 14.  This is Governor Snyder’s sixth trip to Germany and fourth to Japan since taking office.

While in Japan, he will meet with Japanese auto company leaders and visit officials from Michigan’s sister-state, Shiga Prefecture, where he will participate in the fifty-year anniversary celebrating the sister-state relationship.  The Governor is also slated to present the Michigan economic success story at the 2017 Midwest U.S.-Japan Association meeting in Tokyo.

Governor Snyder will be in Germany for the 67th Frankfurt Auto Show, where he will meet with executives from automotive supply chain companies and European auto-parts suppliers.  Through the meetings, he plans to draw attention to the state’s range of automotive mobility initiatives, collectively known as PlanetM.

He will be accompanied on the trade mission by officials from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and representatives from local economic development agencies.

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