The head of Milwaukee’s Omanhene Cocoa Bean Company says African markets present a huge export opportunity for Wisconsin businesses.

Steve Wallace, the company’s president and founder, yesterday discussed demographic and social trends that make Africa such an attractive export destination during a virtual panel hosted by the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce World Trade Association.

“Africa is wide-open territory for the U.S. … it’s not easy, but it is growing,” he said. “It is very robust, and some of our global rivals — mainly China, is very active on the African continent.”

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