May 11 - 17, 2014: Youth Entrepreneurship Week

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

WHEREAS, for middle and high school age students, entrepreneurship education lays the foundation for a path to postsecondary education and certification, and provides core academic, technical and problem solving skills essential for the success of our state's future entrepreneurs;

WHEREAS, during this week, we join with the Generation E Institute in Battle Creek to raise awareness of the importance of entrepreneurship education in Michigan, and we encourage citizens throughout the state to support the entrepreneurship endeavors of our youth;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Rick Snyder, governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim Sunday, May 11 through Saturday, May 17, 2014 as Youth Entrepreneurship Week in Michigan.