LANSING — Gov. Rick Snyder wrapped up his nine-day investment mission to Japan and Germany last week – a 16,000-plus mile journey that took him to meetings with business and government leaders.
Focused on foreign investment in Michigan, Snyder said he worked deepening and strengthening significant relationships with businesses bringing investments, expanded facilities and jobs to Michigan.
On the final two days of his trip, Snyder attended the 67th Frankfurt Auto Show, the world’s largest automotive event, where he met with more than 75 companies, varying from those with a current Michigan presence to companies that the state and local partners are trying to attract. While in Frankfurt, the governor promoted the PlanetM campaign and promoted Michigan as a mobility leader that is well-poised to help companies lead the automobile industry of the future. Snyder concluded his trip with a tour of the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden base, the location of the U.S. Army Europe headquarters. While there, he discussed Michigan’s Protect and Grow strategy, the state’s initiative focused on today’s military needs and the future of our defense system. – R.S.