The incoming governor known as "one tough nerd" aims to keep more brains in Michigan.
Gov.-elect Rick Snyder -- who had three degrees by age 23 -- is making it a priority to keep fresh college graduates from leaving the state. Retaining young talent, in fact, is already in his plans after he takes office Jan. 1.
He talked to Wayne State University accounting and business students earlier this week about his quest. He told them he accepted an offer from a Detroit accounting firm back in 1982 instead of a better-paying job in high-flying Houston because the bosses promised to help develop his career.
Michigan had the nation's largest number of college graduates leaving in 2008, the last year statistics were available.