Maine gov begins trade trip to Mexico, Colombia

October 27, 2013, 9:15 am

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine Gov. Paul LePage and a group of business leaders are going on a five-day trade mission to Mexico and Colombia.

The group, which departs on Sunday, aims to promote the state's business and educational opportunities in order to encourage companies from those countries to invest in Maine.

The delegation plans to visit Mexico City, Queretaro and Bogota.

LePage will speak at a meeting for a group of Mexican investors in the U.S., meet with businesses leaders and promote Maine's educational institutions to Colombian students and parents.

Janine Bisaillon-Cary, president of the Maine International Trade Center, says the group is looking forward to highlighting Maine's assets in manufacturing and distribution.

The trip will highlight nine Maine businesses and educational institutions.

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