Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder says a bipartisan organization of governors will work to promote the auto manufacturing industry in the United States.
Snyder on Wednesday discussed the creation of the National Governors Auto Caucus.
Snyder is among the founding governors alongside Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon and Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam.
He says the group will seek to explore policy and developments that impact the industry.
Snyder was in the Traverse City area for the Center for Automotive Research management briefing seminars.
Snyder's office says the event was his first opportunity to meet with the Automotive Communities Partnership.
That Center for Automotive Research initiative aims to promote regional collaboration in the Great Lakes area that fosters economic development related to the auto industry.