Daugaard, agriculture & business leaders to leave for China trade mission
Gov. Dennis Daugaard on his trade mission trip in China in 2012.
South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard, state agricultural leaders and other business leaders are set to depart on a trade mission to China.
Representatives from 15 business and agricultural groups are going with Daugaard on the trip to China. The trade mission is made possible by a State Trade and Export Promotion grant awarded to the state by the Small Business Administration.
"As an increasingly global company, China is a very important market for Raven Industries, and having the support of Governor Daugaard during our trade mission is a great benefit," Michelle M. Lavallee, Global Leader of Sales and Marketing at Raven Applied Technology Division said in a news release. "We are also delighted to get to know colleagues throughout our state who intend to do business in China."
The group flies out on April 5 and will be in China until April 12. The delegation will travel to Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong for scheduled meetings to discuss exporting their products and commodities.
"Most people don't realize that South Dakota companies of all sizes are fully capable of selling their products throughout the world," Brian Klock, president, Klock Werks in Mitchell said in a news release. "We are living in a global economy, and Klock Werks is looking forward to this opportunity to become a more active participant in it. It is an honor to be a part of this mission. Kudos to Governor Daugaard and the Governor's Office of Economic Development for their continued efforts to grow South Dakota's economy."
The following applicants were selected for the China trade mission: