Missouri Gov. Parson is traveling to Europe for a commerce trip later this week
The Governor's office targeted existing Missouri trade partners Sweden and Germany with hopes of expanding their presence.
Later this week, Missouri Governor Mike Parson and his wife Teresa will embark on a two-country, European trade mission. KRPS’s Fred Fletcher-Fierro has more.
Parson is scheduled to be on the week-long trip this Friday, traveling to Sweden and Germany for an international Trade Mission. According to a press release, both countries are key trade partners for Missouri, with more than $29 million and nearly $680 million in exports in 2022.
The Trade Mission will include stops in Stockholm, Sweden, and Frankfurt and Stuttgart, Germany, to meet with government officials, diplomats, and business leaders to promote Missouri as a prime destination for business investment and expansion. Governor Parson will meet with company representatives with existing relationships in Missouri to thank them for their investments in the state and companies without a presence in Missouri to encourage them to consider Missouri for future investments.
The nearly $710 million in goods exported to Sweden and Germany in 2022 show the importance of international trade to the state’s economic success. The Hawthorn Foundation, a Missouri nonprofit organization, is funding the Parson’s trip. For 89 9 KRPS News, I’m Fred Fletcher-Fierro