LANSING, Mich (WLNS) – On a day when economic woes are rippling through stock markets worldwide, Governor Rick Snyder is in China pitching Michigan as a tourism destination.
This is Snyder’s fifth investment mission to China. Snyder says Michigan has attracted more than $1 billion in investment from China, Japan and Korea since his first mission to Asia in 2011.
Today he was on the Great Wall of China where he was promoting Michigan as a place to do business and vacation. “The Great Wall is simply fascinating, going back 2,300 years and stretching for some 13,000 miles,” Snyder said. “It’s known around the globe. And Michigan also offers amazing opportunities for tourists like Pictured Rocks and Sleeping Bear Dunes, which was recently voted the most beautiful place in America.”
This eight-day visit will also pitch business investments in Michigan and grow export markets for Michigan grown and manufactured goods.
Tourism accounted for $22.8 billion and 214,000 jobs in Michigan last year.