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The Marshall Plan

Governor Rick Snyder visited Ferris State University in April to participate in a workgroup with educators and business leaders to help them take the first steps in implementing a statewide Marshall Plan for Talent. 

Employers and educators were able to sit and discuss needs and possible partnerships, taking the first steps toward creating the talent consortiums necessary to apply for Marshall Plan funds.

The plan, which was announced earlier this year, calls for investing $100 million in innovative programs to revolutionize Michigan’s talent and education system. Partners include Michigan Works! agencies as well as local chambers and economic development departments. 

Michigan will have more than 811,000 career openings to fill through 2024 in fields that are facing a critical talent shortage. As the state considers talent preparation changes for these fields, demand is likely to be most severe in increasingly high-skill, high-tech fields such as in information technology and computer science, manufacturing, healthcare, and other professional trades careers.

The Governor also recognized the Men's Basketball Team for winning the Division II National Championship.

Additional details about the Marshall Plan are available at