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Wed September 19, 2012
Snyder Off On Mission To China
Governor Rick Snyder is on his way to China on a mission to build stronger business ties between Michigan and Asia’s largest economy.
Governor Snyder and members of his administration say he has two goals – to boost the more than two billion dollars a year in goods and services exported to China from Michigan, and to convince Chinese companies to make Michigan their U. S. operational base.
Sarah Wurfel is the governor’s press secretary.
“There’s an estimated one trillion dollars of investment that China is looking to make by the end of the decade and Michigan is certainly ripe for that,” Wurfel says.
The governor’s itinerary covers five cities over 10 days. It includes opening a Michigan business office in Shanghai. The visit coincides with the U. S. filing an unfair trade complaint against China with the World Trade Organization. It includes allegations of protectionist actions that hurt U. S. auto companies.