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      Snyder launching Detroit immigration initiative

      <p>Governor Rick Snyder says he's launching an initiative to encourage immigration as a way of fostering Detroit's economic development.</p>

      Governor Rick Snyder says he's launching an initiative to encourage immigration as a way of fostering Detroit's economic development.

      Snyder's office says the governor will join Mayor Mike Duggan at a Thursday morning news conference. It says City Council members and business and community leaders also will participate.

      The 10 a.m. event is at the offices of the IDEAL Group, a family owned manufacturing and construction company.

      Snyder has promoted immigrant entrepreneurs as a resource for Detroit's economic development. He said in last Thursday's State of the State address that he wants to make Michigan more immigrant-friendly and more attractive for foreign investment.

      Snyder has applied for Michigan to join Vermont as states that run a regional center for the EB-5 visa program targeting immigrant entrepreneurs.