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      Young professionals meet with governor

      Governor Snyder started his third day in the Upper Peninsula at a roundtable discussion of young professionals from across the Upper Peninsula. 40 Below: Marquette County hosted the governor at the Waterfront restaurant in Marquette Wednesday morning.

      Snyder spent 45 minutes answering questions on a variety of issues. He said the U.P. can help reinvent Michigan through the tourism, mining, timber, and knowledge industries.

      "There's wonderful talent here, and what a great quality of life," said Snyder. "So it's combining great talent with great quality of life and building great businesses so people can stay here and raise their kids here."

      After the roundtable, Snyder continued on to the U.P. State Fair in Escanaba for Governor's Day.

      John Spigarelli, the President of 40 Below, said it was very exciting to hear Snyder talk about how young professionals can shape the future of the state.

      "The piece that I took away from it, that really hit home to me, was it really isn't about partisan politics; it's about building a stronger U.P., stronger Michigan in general," said Spigarelli.

      40 Below: Marquette County is three years old. It provides networking and development opportunities for professionals under the age of 40.