Gov. Rick Snyder to kick off summit on job growth
Updated: Monday, March 18 2013, 10:23 AM EDT
DETROIT (AP) - Gov. Rick Snyder is expected to kick off a two-day meeting with business, academic and government leaders to develop new ways to boost job growth and connect Michigan residents to jobs.
The Republican governor's comments are scheduled for Monday morning during the opening session of an economic summit at Detroit's Cobo Center. Planned speakers also include Business Leaders for Michigan President and Chief Executive Doug Rothwell and Michigan Economic Development Corp. chief Michael Finney.
Snyder has said the event aims to challenge leaders "to focus on new ways of providing meaningful job opportunities."
Protesters plan to gather outside before Snyder speaks. They say he's put corporate interests above those of ordinary residents by cutting education funding, taxing pensions and shepherding through right-to-work legislation limiting unions' power.