Governor McAuliffe to lead trade mission to Pacific Rim
The Governor will be accompanied by First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe, Secretary of Commerce and Trade Todd Haymore, Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry Basil Gooden and representatives from the Virginia Economic Development Partnership, Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and Virginia Tourism Corporation.
The delegation will visit Japan, South Korea, Singapore and Australia.
The Governor and his delegation will participate in nearly 60 meetings over the course of the mission.
The Governor will meet with senior business executives and government officials to bolster the export of Virginia goods and services, as well as promote Virginia’s desirable business location advantages and tourism assets.
Governor McAuliffe and team will also promote trade opportunities for Virginia agricultural and forestry products including: soybeans, oysters, lumber, wine, beer and specialty food products. ■