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GRANHOLM-TRADE TRIP
(2007-08-21)
(wgvu) - GOV. JENNIFER GRANHOLM IS PITCHING MICHIGAN
AS THE GATEWAY TO THE UNITED STATES IN A BID TO ATTRACT SWEDISH
INVESTMENTS.
GRANHOLM SAYS MICHIGAN HAS MUCH IN COMMON WITH SWEDEN --
INCLUDING A SHARED INTEREST IN ALTERNATIVE ENERGY.
THE DEMOCRATIC GOVERNOR IS MAKING HER PLEA DURING A WEEKLONG
TRADE TRIP TO SWEDEN AND GERMANY. SHE HOPES TO PERSUADE
CUTTING-EDGE ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES TO DO BUSINESS IN
MICHIGAN.
NEARLY 50 SWEDISH COMPANIES, INCLUDING FURNITURE MAKER IKEA,
EMPLOY MORE THAN 6,000 WORKERS IN MICHIGAN. MORE THAN 300
GERMAN-OWNED COMPANIES HAVE MORE THAN 170,000 EMPLOYEES IN THE
STATE.
GRANHOLM ALSO ANNOUNCED TODAY THAT TRELLEBORG RUBORE, WHICH
EMPLOYS ABOUT 340 PEOPLE IN MICHIGAN, WILL INVEST $10.2 MILLION IN
A NEW NORTHVILLE TOWNSHIP TECHNICAL CENTER.

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