Bryant, leaders headed to South America on trade mission
Published: September 9,2013
Tags: Brazil, Brent Christensen, export, government, governor, import, international trade, Mississippi Development Authority, Mississippi State Trade Export Promotion, Phil Bryant, Port of Gulfport, Port of Pascagoula, state government, State of Mississippi, trade mission, U.S. Small Business Administration
JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant and a group of Mississippi business leaders are in Brazil this week to meet with local trade organizations and officials.
The group has stops scheduled in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. They left yesterday and are to return Friday.
Joining Bryant are Mississippi Development Authority executive director Brent Christensen, Port of Gulfport Director Jonathan Daniels, Port of Pascagoula Director Mark McAndrews and representatives from educational institutions and Mississippi businesses.
Brazil is Mississippi’s eighth largest export market.
The Small Business Administration-funded Mississippi State Trade Export Promotion program reimburses eligible businesses up to 50 percent of their travel costs. Other services include scheduled appointments with prospective, qualified buyers, local transportation assistance and a customized itinerary.
Bryant’s travel is being paid for by private money.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
Top Posts & Pages
- Half century of memories — Christmas on Deer Creek to celebrate 50th anniversary
- Prison-contract task force working in wake of Epps' indictment
- Bryant wants free tuition for students with technical diploma
- (UPDATE) Gov. Bryant: $1.2 billion aluminum plant is a very exciting proposition for the state of Mississippi
- Analyst: KiOR Columbus plant may end up sold as scrap
- Prescott leads field for Conerly Trophy as state's best football player
- BILL CRAWFORD: Bryant’s tax cut won’t stop spending growth
- UM Chancellor Jones: Lymphoma treatment going well
- WILLOUGHBY: Bernie Reed cites hard work as key to success of Reed’s Metals