Governor-elect Rick Snyder and outgoing Gov. Jennifer Granholm meet in Detroit to talk about transition issues. (Nov. 3, 2010)
Updated: Monday, 13 Dec 2010, 4:37 PM EST
Published : Monday, 13 Dec 2010, 2:20 PM EST
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Republican Gov.-elect Rick Snyder and outgoing Democratic Gov. Jennifer Granholm say they're joining forces to promote economic development in the state.
They appeared together in Lansing on Monday to announce a consensus on appointments to the state's principal business promotion agency.
Granholm and Snyder say they agree on a list of appointments to the executive committee of the Michigan Economic Development Corp.
Snyder says the committee will designate Doug Rothwell as its chairman. He was the corporation's chief executive under Republican Gov. John Engler.
Snyder says he wants Michael Finney to be the development group's new chief executive.
Finney is now president of an Ann Arbor public-private partnership focused on economic development.
Michigan had the nation's second-highest unemployment rate at 12.8 percent in October.