State of Michigan Crest and the words: State of Michigan, Executive Office, Lansing

Rick Snyder, Governor

Brian Calley, Lt. Governor

Gov. Rick Snyder: Gordie Howe International Bridge will open doors to global markets

May 14, 2015        Lansing, Michigan

LANSING, MICHIGAN – Gov. Rick Snyder issued the following statement after joining with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Howe family to announce the name for the New International Trade Bridge:

“The Gordie Howe International Bridge will be a game changer for Michigan’s ability to trade on an international level. Naming the bridge in honor of one of the most beloved public figures in Michigan and Canada reaffirms the impact this project will have for both countries.

"Gordie Howe is a symbol of unparalleled success, longevity, civic generosity and international harmony, virtues we are confident the bridge will symbolize. ‘Mr. Hockey’ is a universally respected ambassador for both Canada and Michigan. His home country and his adopted country are both so proud of Gordie Howe and our joint efforts on this bridge are representative of the teamwork he has always embodied.

"The Gordie Howe International Bridge will open doors to global markets and enhance the essential trade relationships between Canada, Michigan and the United States. I am honored to make this dedication to Gordie Howe and pleased it comes at a time when progress on this critical infrastructure is accelerating -- progress that will continue.”

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