Snyder promotes Michigan at CES show

January 11, 2018 GMT

Gov. Rick Snyder is in Las Vegas this week pitching Michigan to technology and mobility companies at the Consumer Electronics Show.

The governor has scheduled meetings with executives and “key industry influencers,” his office said, including Intel Corp., Nvidia, LG and Qualcomm.

A former tech executive, he sat on a two panels this week — how public policy can help automotive innovation deliver economic benefits and, second, how autonomous vehicles will impact consumers.

“Michigan is a model state for future investment and strategic partnerships,” Snyder said in a statement, “and our collaborative efforts and groundbreaking legislation are driving the advancement of autonomous and connected vehicle technology that will shape the next transportation frontier.”

The governor’s trip follows a similar trip to China last year in which he and Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan pitched companies on opening up shop in Detroit and the metro region.


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