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Gov. Snyder Highlights Michigan’s Path Forward in 21st Century

“The good part is that our best days are ahead of us, because they are. And that’s something really special; that’s something we need to spread the word about and that’s something we need to be proud of,” Governor Rick Snyder said.

Following an introduction by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan CEO Daniel Loepp praising the Governor’s difficult decisions and resolve that put Michigan on a better path to success, Governor Snyder returned to the Mackinac Policy Conference stage once again to highlight Michigan’s path forward in the 21st century.

Gov. Snyder honed in on one of the 2013 Mackinac Policy Conference pillars – cultural change. He broke the discussion on the critical importance of achieving a cultural shift into a deeper look at a customer service-focused government, being financially accountable and responsible, lifelong education and preparedness, and health care. He also emphasized the need to break down the barriers and create some cohesion between the public and private sectors.

Gov. Snyder discussed his “three c’s” of talent as well – collaboration, creating talent and connection. But the underlying point of his discussion was on telling the positive story of Michigan and for job creators to tell their story to the nation.

Following his keynote remarks, Gov. Snyder was joined on stage by WWJ Newsradio 950 city beat reporter Vickie Thomas for a question-and-answer session with the audience. This session was sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.