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Sandoval to lead trade mission to China, South Korea
by Tribune Staff
May 11, 2012 | 978 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print

LAS VEGAS — Gov. Brian Sandoval announced Wednesday that he will lead a trade mission in September to China and South Korea. It will include representatives of Nevada businesses.

“The September trade mission to China and South Korea is expected to accelerate Nevada’s economic development and diversification efforts by growing the market for our state’s exports, while attracting investment in Nevada’s promising target industries,” Sandoval said in a press release. “The goal of the September trade mission to China and South Korea is to expand our state’s global footprint.”

Gov. Sandoval delivered his comments at the opening of the Skybridge Alternatives Conference at Bellagio, which is attended by 1,800 global business, public policy and investment decision makers.

Nevada firms sold $8 billion worth of goods overseas in 2011, with $1.3 billion worth of goods sold to Asian customers. The more than 5 million foreign travelers who visit southern Nevada spend in excess of $5.1 billion on goods and services, with Asian visitors driving.

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