Speaking at the Michigan Muslim Community Council's (MMCC) Unity Banquet on Nov. 3 at the Burton Manor, Gov. Rick Snyder praised Muslim Americans for their entrepreneurial spirit and success in different professions.

"The Muslim community is an outstanding illustration of success, in terms of knowing how to create jobs, economic opportunity and growth; and it's in so many different areas. Again, the diversity of professions within the community is actually another illustration of that great strength," Snyder said.

He pointed out the strong professional presence in the community, which includes doctors, lawyers, accountants and educators, among others. Snyder also acknowledged small and medium-sized businesspeople in the community and skilled trade workers.

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