Rick Snyder on Technology
Invest billions to address risk of aging infrastructure
We know infrastructure is a huge challenge not just in Flint, but we saw what happened in Fraser with the sink hole. We are at risk in every corner of Michigan for aging infrastructure and we cannot take this for granted. Michigan residents deserve
safe, reliable, sustainable infrastructure. That's why I created the 21st Century Infrastructure Commission last year. The commission did tremendous work, they looked for best practice not just in our country but around the world.
They concluded that we need to invest more. We need to literally invest billions of dollars of new investment over the next several decades. We need to look at all public and private sources for this,
including fees, taxes, grants, bonds. We need to start now working on this issue and we need to stay committed to it.
Source: 2017 Michigan State of the State address
, Jan 17, 2017
Take leadership role in cyber defense and development
The benefits of online technology are enormous. Unfortunately, attacks on our personal safety and economic security through the Internet continue to grow and expand. Michigan is taking a leadership role with regard to protecting the vulnerable ecosystem
in the cyber world, and in accelerating the economic development and growth of the cybersecurity industry. Our new action plan will help defend Michigan against cyber attacks allow us to look into opportunities in the growing cybersecurity industry.
Source: Michigan 2011 gubernatorial press release, #263758
, Oct 7, 2011
Census figures reinforce need for aggressive administration
The 2010 census figures clearly show how crucial it is to reinvent Michigan. Our expectations need to reflect today's realities. This is why my administration has aggressively laid out an agenda based on fiscal discipline, meaningful tax reform and
We cannot successfully transition to the 'New Michigan' if young, talented workers leave our state. By the same token, Michigan will not succeed if major cities don't succeed. We all must be partners in Michigan's reinvention.
Source: Michigan 2011 gubernatorial press release, #253071
, Mar 22, 2011
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