LANSING, Mich., Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today announced its endorsement of Governor Rick Snyder, who is running for re-election in 2014.
"Four years ago, the Michigan Chamber endorsed Rick Snyder for Governor because we shared his vision to improve Michigan's economic competitiveness and we were confident that he would get the job done," said Michigan Chamber President & CEO Rich Studley. "Through his dedication and relentless positive action, Michigan is making a comeback."
"In just three years, Michigan has gained 220,000 private sector jobs, risen to first in the nation in manufacturing jobs and erased our budget deficit," noted Scott L. Holman, Chair of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. "As a business owner, I have seen first hand the tremendously positive impact Gov. Snyder has had on Michigan's business climate."
"The mission of the Michigan Chamber is to promote conditions favorable to job creation and business growth in Michigan," said William A. Parlberg, President & COO of Zehnder's of Frankenmuth and Chair of the Michigan Chamber PAC Board of Directors. "Rick Snyder has proven that he is the right person to lead state government, to make the tough choices that will reinvent our state and ensure that Michigan is the best state to live, work and play."
"The Michigan Chamber PAC Board voted unanimously to endorse the Governor because he is strong leader who is making a real difference," added Parlberg.
"Gov. Snyder has put state government and Michigan's economy on the right track and that's why we will be actively supporting his reelection campaign," concluded Studley. "We urge all employers and employees to stand with him as he continues moving Michigan forward."
The Michigan Chamber of Commerce is a statewide business organization representing approximately 6,400 employers, trade associations and local chambers of commerce. The Michigan Chamber represents businesses of every size and type in all 83 counties of the state. Michigan Chamber member businesses provide jobs to 1.5 million residents. One of every 2.6 employees in Michigan works for a Chamber member firm. The Michigan Chamber was established in 1959 to be an advocate for Michigan's job providers in the legislative, political and legal process. It is one of only six state chambers accredited by the U.S. Chamber and one of only four state chambers accredited with distinction.
SOURCE Michigan Chamber of Commerce