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Gov. Snyder Leaving For 8th Investment Mission In China

Rick Snyder
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Gov. Rick Snyder (R) Michigan

Gov. Rick Snyder is leaving Friday for an eight-day investment mission to China, his eighth trip as governor to Michigan's third-largest export market.

He plans to meet with high-level government officials and business leaders on topics such as manufacturing, mobility technology, agriculture and tourism.

It will be the 29th foreign investment mission led by Snyder or Lt. Gov. Brian Calley.

Snyder says the value of building relationships with other countries "cannot be overstated." He says Michigan has seen more than 400 foreign direct investment projects since 2011, and Michigan this year ranks third in the U.S. in the number of investment projects from China.

Michigan companies will participate in the trade mission, while Michigan's agriculture director will lead a separate effort to help connect Michigan companies with Chinese commodity buyers.

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