WMGI in the News

Key Michigan Legislators meet with group’s leadership, Dutch Consulate General

Members of the Michigan Legislative Dutch Caucus, comprised of nine State Senators and seven State Representatives, met with key members of the WMGI Feb. 21, to discuss the group’s efforts and future events.

The meeting was also attended by Klaas van der Tempel, the Consul General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

"This was an excellent opportunity to gather key legislators and dignitaries to discuss their involvement in the WMGI’s mission," said WMGI Co-Founder and Executive Committee member Jeb Burns. "With their support, we can achieve our mission of fostering long-term business, civic, and cultural relationships between the West Michigan region and The Netherlands."

For more information about the Michigan Legislative Dutch Caucus, click here.

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.

The inauguration of king Willem-Alexander will be a wonderful party which all Dutch people can celebrate together, prime minister Mark Rutte said on Tuesday.

He was speaking after an extra cabinet meeting, called to discuss queen Beatrix' decision to step down from the throne on...

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