DETROIT -- Gov. Rick Snyder urged thousands of high school students from across the Midwest and Canada to pursue dreams of entrepreneurship as part of an educational event at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
The students from Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Canada took part in the auto show's Education Day at Cobo Center.
Snyder used Gateway computers, Ford Motor Co., and Michigan-based Flatout Flatbread as examples of ideas that became successful. He described entrepreneurship as "hard work" that doesn't always translate into success, but told the students "not to give up."
He also said Michigan "has been down a long time . but is "on the comeback trail."
The Republican governor and former venture capitalist will give his first State of the State address Wednesday night in Lansing.