Snyder visits Ionia for "Rising Tide' meeting

IONIA, Mich. (WOOD) — Gov. Rick Snyder made an appearance in Ionia Thursday to talk about the second round of the Rising Tide program and how the city can move forward.

Rising Tide is an economic development and guidance program for rural towns and villages. It provides access to outside expertise and other resources to achieve positive results.

On Thursday, Ionia representatives went around the room listing improvements they would like to see in the city: better cell service, technical education, housing and public transportation. Ionia Mayor Dan Balice also mentioned finding a way to pull the younger generation back to the city.

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