"We all want a high prosperity Michigan. A place, once again, with a broad middle class. It was a status we enjoyed for most of the 20th century, but now have lost.
'How to get there? Gov. Rick Snyder in his Special Message to the Legislature on Talent provided the answer: 'In the 20th century, the most valuable assets to job creators were financial and material capital. In a changing global economy, that is no longer the case. Today, talent has surpassed other resources as the driver of economic growth'..."