Governor Rick Snyder says Michigan can be the leading center of manufacturing in North America – if the state makes the right moves.
The governor says his plan is based on the direction he sees the global economy taking.
“There’s going to be one spot that’s going to be the standout place on each continent that’s going to be the place that makes stuff and you’re going to have global organizations that are saying, when I go to a different continent, I’m going to go to the place that’s the best at making something,” Snyder told attendees of a business conference on Mackinac Island.
The governor says Michigan’s history, engineering expertise, and related activities such as agriculture can all combine to make the state attractive to global manufacturers. He says a new international bridge in Detroit is also part of the plan. He accuses the owners of the Ambassador Bridge, who would compete with another border crossing, of spreading lies about the cost of the project to taxpayers.