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Mexico's Innovation and High Tech Make Big Impression on Trade Delegation

Posted on August 17, 2015 at 10:00 AM
Tags: small businesses, trade mission, exports

Gov. Mark Dayton and an official delegation are back in Minnesota after a week-long trade mission to Mexico. And they’ve come home very impressed with the sophisticated technology and business operations they saw.


Minnesota and Mexico: A Partnership Rooted in Agriculture

Posted on August 14, 2015 at 10:30 AM
Tags: exports, trade mission, small businesses

Manufactured goods make up the lion’s share of Minnesota’s exports, but the world has a healthy appetite for the bounty of Minnesota’s farms. We’re the nation’s 3rd-largest agricultural exporter, selling $8 billion in foreign markets in 2013.


Across Borders: Empowering Women in Agriculture

Posted on August 13, 2015 at 10:30 AM
Tags: exports, trade mission, small businesses

Women play key roles in agriculture in Minnesota and Mexico. And they also face unique obstacles.

That’s why Minnesota and Mexico are signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) this week focusing on the ways women in agriculture can work together to help educate and support each other. The Women in Agriculture and Business MOU is one of five collaborations being signed during Gov. Mark Dayton’s trade mission to Mexico this week.


A Brief History of Minnesota Trade Missions

Posted on August 12, 2015 at 9:45 AM
Tags: exports, trade mission, small businesses

Gov. Mark Dayton spent the day Tuesday meeting with officials from Mexico's ministries of foreign affairs, agriculture, public education, as well as its trade and foreign investment arm.

While leading his fourth international trade mission, the governor promoted the state's exports, encouraged Mexican companies to startup and expand in Minnesota (or move existing U.S. operations here), inked cooperative agreements on agriculture and education, toured the facilities of a Minnesota-based company operating in Mexico, and met with executives of major U.S. companies operating in Mexico.

And that's just the beginning.


Why We Go on Trade Missions

Posted on August 11, 2015 at 10:00 AM
Tags: exports, small businesses, trade mission

When a Minnesota delegation heads off to a foreign market on a governor’s trade mission, the participants can have very different motivations for going on the trip and very different things they hope to accomplish in the target market.

So, who goes – and why?


Four Billion Reasons to Visit Mexico

Posted on August 10, 2015 at 3:16 PM
Tags: exports, small businesses, trade mission

This week, Gov. Mark Dayton is leading a 36-delegate trade mission to Mexico. The delegation – which includes representatives from business, agriculture and education – will travel with the governor to Mexico City and Guadalajara.


Duluth greets foreign journalists

Posted on June 24, 2015 at 9:00 AM
Tags: exports, jobs

Amy Hyun, correspondent for the Korea Times based in Chicago, is attracted to stories about the U.S. economy and connections between Minnesota and Korea. Soichi Inai, U.S. correspondent for the Japanese newspaper Nikkei, and Kenichiro Miyaki, U.S. correspondent for the Japanese wire service Jiji Press, are looking for the Minnesota-Japan connection.


Governor Dayton to Lead Trade Mission to Mexico, Promote State

Posted on March 10, 2015 at 3:21 PM
Tags: trade mission, exports

Governor Mark Dayton will lead a trade mission to Mexico Aug. 9-14. Besides helping Minnesota companies find business opportunities in Mexico, the governor hopes to attract Mexican investments to Minnesota and promote the state as a great place to do business.


Trade in Minnesota Exports Strengthens in 2014

Posted on February 12, 2015 at 2:20 PM
Tags: exports

2014 was a strong year for Minnesota exports. Here are a few of the accomplishments made this past year by the Minnesota Trade Office (MTO), which works to boost exports and increase foreign direct investment (FDI).


Late-Year Surge Drives Export Growth

Posted on March 18, 2014 at 12:14 PM
Tags: exports

Minnesota exports came on strong late last year, growing at their fastest quarterly rate in more than two years.

Kathleen Motzenbecker, executive director of the Minnesota Trade Office, said this morning that state exports of manufactured, agricultural and mining products grew to $5.4 billion in the fourth quarter of 2013, a 6 percent increase from the same period a year earlier. U.S. export growth during that period was 4 percent.




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