Trade & Investment


Florida Governor Rick Scott Visits Japan

by Sarin Ghimire
Last Saturday Florida Governor Rick Scott traveled to Japan for a week-long trip to promote business ties between Japan and the state of Florida.

U.S. Grain Exports To Southeast Asia Continue to Grow

by Asad Latif
Headlines around the world have been captured by the partial government shutdown in the United States and the threat of a debt default. However, below the surface of the stormy waters, the quiet work of building economic ties between it and Southeast Asia continues.

Hyundai Breaks Ground on New Facility in Georgia

by Alex Forster
An auto parts subsidiary of Hyundai broke ground last week on a new $35 million facility in the state of Georgia. Hyundai already operates a major car manufacturing facility in Alabama and its subsidiary, Kia, operates another one in Georgia.
In what has been described as a “can’t miss” event by CEO Rich Cooper of the Ports for Indiana, over 300 executives, exporters, importers and business leaders from Indiana’s rail, ports and shipping industries will convene at the Indiana Convention Center on...

The Asia-Pacific is “Open for Business” Says Idaho’s Governor Otter

by Emily Coughlan
According to Idaho’s Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter, the Asia-Pacific is crucial for the future economic security and prosperity of the United States, offering significant and plentiful opportunities for trade development, job creation, competitive pricing and...

Michigan’s Governor Rick Snyder Returns from his Third Trip to Asia

by Jisoo Lee
Governor Rick Snyder of Michigan has just returned from an eleven-day trade mission to China and Japan, September 4 through 15. This is Governor Snyder’s third visit to Asia, his first trip was in 2011 to Japan, China and Korea, followed by another in 2012 to China.