Governor Eric Greitens and First Lady Sheena Greitens departed Friday for a trade mission to China and South Korea. The trip will include meetings with government officials, business executives, and civic and educational partners in Beijing, Shanghai, and Seoul.
The Governor and First Lady chose Asia for their first trade mission because of the great opportunity that the state of Missouri has in the Asia-Pacific to increase trade, promote job-creating business growth, attract investment to Missouri, and create educational and cultural ties.
“Our goal is to sell more Missouri products around the world, attract more investment in Missouri’s economy, and create more quality jobs for Missouri families,” said Governor Greitens.
China and South Korea are two of Missouri’s largest manufacturing export destinations today, and there is tremendous growth potential for Missouri in Asian markets.