During his State of the State address last month, Governor Rick Snyder pledged to create the Michigan Office for New Americans. He did so on January 31, and named Bing Goei, of Grand Rapids, to run the office. The idea is to attract and retain highly skilled immigrants in Michigan.
Goei emigrated to the United States from Indonesia, via the Netherlands, in 1960. His Eastern Floral Company has six locations.
Goei says Michigan needs to create a more diverse and inclusive economy that brings in the talents of everyone.