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DHS Students to Attend Trade Summit!

The Great Lakes International Trade and Transportation Hub Summit will take place on October 16-18, 2011 at Kellogg and Conference Center (Michigan State University) in East Lansing, Michigan. AnnMarie Schneider, M.S. of the Michigan State University Institute for Public Policy and Social Research (Legislative Leadership Program) has arranged a fantastic opportunity for DeWitt High School students and teachers to not only observe but participate in the event by submitting ideas related to increasing trade (focusing on global education) between the United States and Canada. These ideas will help comprise a bi-national, strategic plan to guide the expansion of export related industries in Michigan. Many thanks to Ms. Schneider, Kathy Cusick, and Holly Hetzner for providing an exceptional learning opportunity for DeWitt High School students/teachers to better understand issues related to global trade. For more information about this event, please see below:


For Immediate Release

October 11, 2011

Contact: David Hollister, Prima Civitas Foundation, 517.708.4248
AnnMarie Schneider, MSU Canadian Studies Center, 517.884.2165
Stephanie Motschenbacher, MSU Media Coordinator, 517.884.2135

Michigan Governor to Speak with U.S./Canadian Leaders at

Great Lakes Transport Summit

Summit to build action agenda to boost region's vital export economy

EAST LANSING, MI Business and policy leaders from Michigan, Ohio, and Canada are
set to hammer out an action agenda to boost trade and transportation at a Great
Lakes International Trade and Transport Hub Summit beginning October 16 and running
through October 18 at Michigan State University.

The group will develop action plans to merge export and trade strategies to maximize
the economic benefits of freight that is transported to and from Canada.

Summit hosts are Michigan State University; the Prima Civitas Foundation; and Dalhousie
University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

"Leaders from the U.S., the Midwest, Ontario, and Nova Scotia in Canada will share
their best ideas of advancing trade across the international border," said David
Hollister, initiative chair and Senior Vice President of the Prima Civitas Foundation.
"The centerpiece of the meeting will be strategies for working collaboratively to
break down the barriers to doing business together."
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder will join with government leaders, economic developers,
and trade specialists from the two countries to develop action steps needed to help
businesses move trade across borders. He and experts at the summit are expected
to make priority recommendations for the trade strategy.

Sessions begin at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 16 at Michigan State University's
Kellogg Center and will continue through Tuesday, October 18. Accompanying Governor
Snyder as lead speakers will be Doug Rothwell, CEO and President of Business Leaders
of Michigan; Russell MacLellan, Past Premier of Nova Scotia; and Roy Norton, Consul
General of Canada in Detroit.

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Note to media: Times for speakers are noted here in order of appearance:

* Russell MacLellan, 24th Premier of Nova Scotia Sunday, October 16th, 5:00pm
* Doug Rothwell, President, Business Leaders for Michigan Monday, October 17th,
* Roy Norton, Consul General of Canada Monday, October 17th, 3:30 pm
* Rick Snyder, Governor of the State of Michigan Tuesday, October 18th, 8:30 am


The Prima Civitas Foundation (PCF) exists to serve all residents of Michigan in
creating a new, prosperous, and sustainable economic future for our great state.
As an economic driver committed to transforming the way we do business, PCF is
a center for innovation in the 21st Century economy that will define Michigan's
future. PCF is a 501 (c) 3 non profit organization. Visit us on our website at www.primacivitas.org,
call us at (517) 999 3382, or e mail us at info@primacivitas.org.