Walker plans trade mission to Mexico next month

Posted at 10:12 PM, May 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-10 23:12:04-04

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Gov. Scott Walker says he’ll lead a trade mission to Mexico in June.

Walker announced the trip during an international trade conference in Milwaukee Tuesday. Walker and others from Wisconsin will meet with business and agriculture leaders in Mexico from June 12 to 17 to talk about opportunities in new markers and establishing operations in the Badger State.

Mexico is Wisconsin’s second largest export destination. Companies here sent nearly $3 billion in goods to the country last year.

Walker’s office says exports to Mexico increased by 4.6 percent in 2015.

Agriculture Secretary Ben Brancel will be among state administrators joining the governor, as well as representatives from Wisconsin businesses and the University of Wisconsin Madison and River Falls campuses.

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