February 16 through February 23, 2013: Entrepreneurship Week

WHEREAS, more than 70 percent of young Americans envision starting a business or doing something entrepreneurial as adults; and,


WHEREAS, entrepreneurship is critical to success in the workplace and in communities as it brings ideas, creativity and innovation to life and drives economic growth on local, state and national levels; and,


WHEREAS, entrepreneurship encourages job creation and is a vital part of Michigan's reinvention and continued growth; and,


WHEREAS, during this week and as we work toward a better Michigan, we encourage youth and all citizens throughout the Great Lakes State to explore innovative ways in which entrepreneurship education can bring together the core academic, technical and problem solving skills essential for the success of our state's future entrepreneurs;


NOW, THEREFORE, I, Rick Snyder, governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim Saturday, February 16 through Saturday, February 23, 2013 as Entrepreneurship Week in Michigan.