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6:55 AM, Mar 19, 2013   |    comments
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Courtesy: Detroit Free Press

DETROIT (AP) -- Gov. Rick Snyder says one of the keys to boosting job growth in Michigan is preventing young people from leaving the state.

The first-term Republican made the comments Monday on the first of a two-day meeting with business, academic and government leaders designed to help connect Michigan residents to employment.

He spoke during the opening session of an economic summit at Detroit's Cobo Center. Other planned speakers include Business Leaders for Michigan President and Chief Executive Doug Rothwell and Michigan Economic Development Corp. chief Michael Finney.

About 100 protesters gathered outside before Snyder spoke. They say he's put corporate interests above those of ordinary residents by appointing an emergency financial manager for Detroit and shepherding through right-to-work legislation limiting unions' power.

AP

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