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Minnesota To Expand Foreign Trade With New Office In Germany

Thursday, June 20th, 2013 at 9:43 am

Minnesota is quickly expanding it’s foreign trade presence after Governor Mark Dayton informed the media of plans to open a European trade office in Germany. The office would promote exports and foreign investments for the state of Minnesota.

The news came Wednesday during Dayton’s European Business Delegation, that saw him travel through Sweden and Norway before eventually entering Germany.

According to KSTP, it is one of three international offices the Legislature allotted money for in the new state budget. The other two office locations have yet to be announced. Minnesota currently has one trading located office in Shanghai, China.

During his original run for office, Dayton had spoke about the strategy of foreign trade and it’s potential upside. A commissioner at the Department of Employment and Economic Development predicts the office will open in the Dusseldorf-Cologne area during the fall.

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