The day before his State of the State address, the governor spent time in Detroit at the 2013 North American International Auto Show. He spoke with representatives from automakers including General Motors, Ford and Chrysler.
"I remember when I was back in campaign mode. I was here in 2009, 2010. This is a whole different atmosphere. It's just wonderful to see the resurgence of the industry and it's very exciting and I'm proud to say last year in 2012 we made over two million vehicles right here in Michigan," said Gov. Snyder.
The governor calls Michigan the comeback state.
"We're the 6th fastest growing economy in the last year, our personal income is coming up, homes are being sold again, our population is growing."
He says it's no doubt Michigan is reinventing itself, though the work is not over. At the auto show, the governor also looked at cars like the new Corvette, an antique Ford car and at times even tested things out for himself. He also made a special mention of the newly-crowned car of the year.
"I'm very excited about going to see the Cadillac ATS, made in Lansing, car of the year, it's a great achievement, so I congratulate General Motors on that," said Gov. Snyder.