WEDC-sponsored trip will focus on boosting exports to Mexico and attracting investment to Wisconsin
MADISON, WI. June 12, 2017 – Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch will leave Wisconsin Monday for a weeklong trade mission to Mexico that will focus on increasing the state’s exports to that country and encouraging Mexican companies to invest in Wisconsin.
During the trade mission, executives from three Wisconsin companies also will engage in personalized, one-on-one meetings with potential business partners coordinated by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), which is hosting the trip.
Lt. Governor Kleefisch, along with Katy Sinnott, vice president of international business development, and other WEDC staff, will take part in separate, private one-on-one meetings with Mexican companies to discuss expansion or investment opportunities in Wisconsin.
“For the first time ever, Wisconsin exports to Mexico exceeded the $3 billion mark in 2016, and that’s a trend we want to see continue as we work with companies to increase exports to that country,” Lt. Governor Kleefisch said. “At the same time, this mission also provides a great opportunity for us to make a strong case for why companies in Mexico should consider investing in Wisconsin.”
Highlights of the mission include:
– Two CEO roundtable discussions – in Monterrey on Tuesday and in Mexico City on Thursday. During those meetings, more than 20 C-suite executives from Mexican companies that have existing business ties in the U.S. will learn about opportunities to expand their businesses in Wisconsin and the benefits of investing in Wisconsin.
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