Bill Ford, Snyder to Address U.S. Economic Expansion Plans in San Francisco


Bill Ford, executive chairman of Ford Motor Co., and Gov. Rick Snyder, will travel to San Francisco on Oct. 1 to discuss topics surrounding growing the U.S. economy at the Commonwealth Club, a public affairs forum.

Ford and Snyder will discuss issues facing the American economy, including growing a new talent pipeline, how mobility solutions will change the automotive industry, and the value of public/private partnerships.

Officials with the Commonwealth Club say Snyder will discuss how Michigan and Detroit have changed since the city emerged from bankruptcy, and how other states have used lessons learned in Michigan as a roadmap for economic growth.

Ford will speak about Ford Motor Co.’s smart mobility plan, designed to drive innovation in the connectivity, mobility, and autonomous vehicle space. He will discuss the importance of government and industry coming together to improve the transportation industry.

The Commonwealth Club is a non-profit educational organization that has hosted U.S. presidents, business leaders, and social activists. General admission tickets to the event cost $20.