Governor Snyder will speak to the Council of the Great Lakes Region and meet with business executives and government officials when he travels to Toronto for a daylong visit to help reinforce economic ties between Michigan and Canada.

"Canada is Michigan's most important trading partner, both in imports and exports, and we share many common economic values and concerns," said Snyder. "We are working to further strengthen our relationships with the provincial government as well as seeking new business investment in Michigan by Canadian companies. Our improved business climate is a story we are taking everywhere we go and it is opening up new opportunities for Michigan."

Michigan led all states with more than $25 billion in exports to Canada in 2012. The country accounts for 46 percent of the state's total worldwide exports.