Governor Scott Walker will try to drum up more business this summer with Wisconsin’s second largest trading partner.
The Republican governor has announced plans for a trade mission to Mexico, which will take place June 12-17. Walker’s office says the trip is “part of the state’s ongoing efforts to increase exports and encourage international companies to invest in Wisconsin.”
“We will promote Wisconsin’s strong business climate, outstanding workforce, and key industry sectors as compelling assets for successful business operations in Wisconsin during our trip to Mexico, just as we did during our trips to Europe, Canada, and the United Kingdom last year,” Walker said.
Wisconsin businesses sold about $3 billion worth of products to Mexico last year — almost five percent more than the previous year, and it represented 13 percent of the state total exports.
The governor will be joined by officials from the state’s Economic Development Corporation and Agriculture Department. They plan to meet with leaders of Mexican companies and attend an annual dairy trade show in Guadalajara.