Gov. Scott Walker is planning to lead a Wisconsin business development mission to Mexico next month.
The trade mission, scheduled for June 12-17 with a first stop in Mexico City, is expected to be announced by Walker in Milwaukee Tuesday at the 52nd Annual International Trade Conference of the Metropolitan Association of Commerce World Trade Association at the Wisconsin Center.
“We will promote Wisconsin’s strong business climate, outstanding workforce and key industry sectors as compelling assets for successful business operations in Wisconsin during our trip to Mexico, just as we did during our trips to Europe, Canada, and the United Kingdom last year,” Walker said in a statement. “The state of our state is strong, and this is the perfect time for businesses in Mexico to consider investing in Wisconsin.”
The trade mission is part of Wisconsin’s ongoing effort to increase exports and encourage international companies to invest in the state, Walker’s office said.
Mexico is Wisconsin’s second-largest export destination, with state companies sending nearly $3 billion in goods to the country in 2015. Canada is first with more than $7 billion.