Governor Rick Snyder Reaffirms Commitment to New International Trade Crossing in State of the State

During the State of the State Wednesday night, Governor Rick Snyder reiterated his support for the New International Trade Crossing (NITC). The project will create more than 10,000 jobs and secure international commerce with Canada, our largest trading partner, for decades to come.

During his speech Governor Snyder stressed the importance of international trade and it’s impact on Michigan’s economy, “We need to continue our efforts on this topic since it is not a bridge issue, it’s a jobs issue. One third of the North American economy can be found by circling Chicago to Montreal, we’re right in the middle. Let’s not let special interests hold back a great opportunity for job creation, especially since this project can be done without any Michigan taxpayer dollars.”

More than 120 business, labor, community leaders and organizations representing more than 10,000 businesses and hundreds of thousands of Michigan employees support the project.

“I don’t care if the Governor goes through the legislature, does it administratively or uses osmosis to get the bridge built,” said L. Brooks Patterson, Oakland County Executive. “If we don’t move forward with the New International Trade Crossing someone is going to build a new bridge in New York and take our business.”

The Coalition to build the New International Trade Crossing supports the Governor’s efforts to move this important project forward.

Click here to see what Michigan’s business and community leaders are saying about their support for the NITC.