Gov. Rick Snyder on Wednesday will embark on his third trade trip to Asia, this time with an added focus on selling Michigan as a destination to Chinese tourists.
Automation Alley, in partnership with Macomb County, the Michigan Defense Center and the Michigan Economic Development Corp. announced Tuesday that 11 companies from Southeast Michigan will participate in a domestic trade mission to the Association of the United States Army 2013 Annual Meeting and Exposition in Washington, D.C., Oct. 21 – 23.
The deadline to register for Automation Alley’s Trade Mission to Indonesia and Singapore is fast approaching. Southeast Michigan companies interested in joining Automation Alley, Michigan’s largest technology business association, for the mission, to be held Sept. 6-13, must register by July 26 at close of business.
The Michigan office of a Pennsylvania-based IT staffing firm is looking for Michigan companies to participate in a trade trip to China to try to sell more U.S. goods and services there.
Grand Valley State University’s Van Andel Global Trade Center is organizing a trade mission to São Paulo, Brazil, from May 12-17, in partnership with the Michigan Economic Development Corp.
“This is another small attempt to help build two way bridges from the Great Lakes to the Great Wall,” Watkins said.
Business leaders from 21 Michigan companies are in China this week meeting with prospective partners, distributors and buyers to increase export opportunities from Michigan to China.
The international business services unit of Automation Alley, Michigan’s largest technology business association, announced that as a result of recent Southeast Michigan trade activities in Brazil, new business and export sales for Automation Alley’s trade mission participants now total $188 million, an increase of $22 million.
Officials with the Lansing Economic Area Partnership traveled to Turkey Saturday along with partners at Prima Civitas Foundation.
Seven Italian biotech, pharmaceutical and medical device companies met with a delegation organized by Oakland County, Michigan’s Medical Main Street in Bologna, Italy Tuesday, Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson said.