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Special Tribute given by Governor's Office, State House & Senate

The West Michigan Global Initiative was recently honored for its efforts to forge a business and cultural partnership between West Michigan and The Netherlands.

The WMGI received an honorary Special Tribute from the State of Michigan Feb. 21, 2013, to honor the group for its outreach efforts. The tribute was signed by Governor Rick Snyder and other key legislators, and the WMGI was honored on the floor of both the State House of Representatives and the State Senate.

"This is a great honor to be recognized by the Michigan Legislature and the Governor's office," said WMGI Co-Founder and Executive Committee member Jeb Burns. "It validates the work we've done to create public-private partnerships between West Michigan and The Netherlands, and inspires us to continue our mission of fostering the economic vitality of West Michigan and the state."

To view the Special Tribute, click here.

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