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Trade Mission Departs for China

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September 10, 2013

Salt Lake City – Government officials and local business leaders from Utah, left today for a business trade mission to China visiting the cities of Chengdu and Xi’an.
The main focus of the mission will be centered on helping the Utah companies find potential business partners in China, presenting to local investors on strategic investment and collaboration in Utah, and displaying the beauty of Utah, which is a big draw for Chinese tourists.
“We understand that business relationships must be bi-lateral to have any sort of permanence,” Brett Heimburger, regional director of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED). “This mission shows our commitment to expand that relationship with China even further.”
The Utah delegation will be comprised of business leaders from Utah companies such as: Chums, Ferox, MRI, ICON Fitness, Racers Edge, Stoel Rives, U.S. Translation Company and the center for High School Global Alliances and Selnate International School. Also attending the trade mission will be representatives from the Utah legislature, Provo City government and GOED.
Utah has strong ties to China, nearly one third of all students in the USA learning Chinese are doing so in Utah, which is more than any other state in America. Utah’s former Governor, Jon Huntsman Jr., was appointed as the U.S. Ambassador to China in 2009.
China has a rapidly growing middle class, and international tourism is thriving. Utah’s five National Parks collectively receive more tourist visits than any other single National Park in America.
“A large number of Chinese tourists choose to come to Utah each year thanks to the five National Parks which are located in Utah,” said Patricia Denny, manager in the Utah Office of Tourism.
 

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