Governor Tim Walz Saturday headed to the United Kingdom on a trade mission he is leading to the U.K. and Finland.
According to a press release from the governor’s office, the mission will focus on increasing state exports, promoting Minnesota as a premier destination for business investment, developing new business opportunities, and strengthening existing ties. He will be joined by business leaders from across the state to build relationships and encourage business leaders in Europe to explore Minnesota to grow their operations as part of the state’s Build What Matters campaign.
According to Steve Grove, Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, “The U.K. is our 8th market for exports, and we believe the time is right to open even more doors for Minnesota’s exporters, including those at the cutting edge of technology in the medical sector, and those addressing the realities of climate change. We’re also excited to visit companies like Uponor – with its global headquarters in Finland – since it has expanded operations 11 times in Minnesota since 1990. We want to share what Uponor already knows, that Minnesota’s innovative talent and skilled workforce can be depended on to drive your business to the next level.”