University of Wisconsin alumni living in South Korea will promote Wisconsin as a good place to do business and encourage Korean investment in the state under a new agreement to be signed Thursday with the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC).

“Our great university system attracts students from around the world,” said Missy Hughes, secretary and CEO of WEDC, the state’s lead economic development organization. “Graduates bring the Badger spirit back to their home countries, building successful careers and communities. They are some of our state’s best ambassadors and can help create new economic and cultural opportunities in Wisconsin and South Korea.”

Hughes traveled to Seoul this week to sign the memorandum of understanding with the Wisconsin Alumni Association in Korea (WAAK). She will also be meeting with the South Korean leaders of Wisconsin companies and working with the alumni association on future possible investment opportunities in Wisconsin.

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