Business leaders from 12 Michigan companies recently joined with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s (MEDC) International Trade Program on a trade mission to Mexico for job and export opportunities.
According to a press release, the mission began on October 8 and will be running through October 13, with Automation Alley and the MEDC at the helm. On the agenda are business meetings in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, and attendance at the Automotive Cluster of Guanajuato’s Automotive Supply Forum 2017, a two-day tradeshow where Michigan companies have the opportunity to meet with Original Equipment Manufacturers and suppliers.
Mexico is Michigan’s second largest trading partner, while Michigan is the third-heaviest exporting state to Mexico. The state exported more than US$ 12 billion goods there in 2016 alone, largely revolving around transportation equipment, machinery, computer and electronic products, and electrical equipment.
“As a developing global player and our second-largest trade partner, Mexico is an important and viable market for a wide range of products and services,” MEDC CEO Jeff Mason said. “This trade mission will open doors for these companies by helping them identify and enter into new relationships, ultimately growing their businesses and bringing more and better jobs to Michigan residents.”