Governor Snyder is Marketing Michigan’s Mobility Across the World
By: John Burklow
As it stands in our nation, Michigan ranks number one when it comes to mobility, and Gov. Rick Snyder is working hard to keep it that way. The Governor is currently leading a European trade mission to help strengthen investment and trade in Michigan’s automotive and aerospace industries. The delegation is making stops in France, Germany and Italy.
Gov. Snyder has met with several different companies already, including Faurecia, the world’s top supplier of several different automotive parts. Gov. Snyder credits the state’s improving business climate as the reason so many foreign companies are taking an interest in setting up shop in Michigan. The Governor is setting the groundwork to develop Michigan as the center of the intersection between the automotive and aerospace sectors.
The Governor later met with representatives from Plastic Omnium, whose North American headquarters is located in Troy, Michigan. Plastic Omnium is a world leader in automotive exterior components and modules as well as fuel systems and emission control systems, and currently employs over 1,000 Michiganders in their facilities.
The Governor also met with executives from Valeo and Chassis Breaks International. Valeo announced that they will be making developments and improvements to their facilities in Auburn Hills, which will create almost 300 Michigan jobs.
The Governor also will be visiting the International Paris Air Show to promote Michigan’s strength in aerospace at the huge international trade show. After France, Gov. Snyder will head to Germany and Italy. Follow the Governor’s trip on social media at #InvestInMI.