Granholm Talks Michigan Economy At SVSU 8-19-2010 - WNEM TV 5

Granholm Talks Michigan Economy At SVSU 8-19-2010

Gov. Jennifer Granholm made a stop in Mid-Michigan on Thursday morning.
The governor spoke at Saginaw Valley State University -- as part of the Great Lakes Bay Regional Alliance.
Granholm discussed her "On the road to a new Michigan economy" plan that outlines way to diversify Michigan's economy and educate citizens to be competitive in a global economy.
During her visit, she laid out a five-point plan that included both of those issues. She said her plan isn't an "overnight fix" for the state or next governor, but a path for recovery.
During the presentation, Granholm pulled out an newspaper article from 1961 that said the state needs to diversify away from the auto industry. Granholm said the problems the state had back then are in many ways the same problems we have today.
"I understand the impatience people have, because I have it too," she said. "It's not a quick fix, it's a process that you have to continue to work at."
WNEM TV5's Brian Wood asked Granholm if she would like to have four more years to help correct some of the problems in the state. Granholm told him that her eight years in office has been enough for her.
The governor's stop is part of a statewide tour.
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