Calley back from state’s 1st trade trip to Chile, Columbia

Lt. Gov. Brian Calley

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Lt. Gov. Brian Calley says leading the state’s first trade mission to Chile and Columbia laid the foundation for future economic development opportunities and partnerships.

Calley was in South America most of last week for his fourth trade mission since taking office. Earlier trips took him to Mexico, Brazil and the Netherlands.

In Columbia, Calley met with agriculture and education officials and spoke to executives who are leading the Latin American enterprises of Michigan companies such as Dow, Kellogg and Amway.

In Chile, he met with partners in Chile’s largest law firm to discuss ways to streamline international business collaboration. He also visited a group that promotes U.S. higher education to international students.

The Automation Alley business accelerator brought eight companies to join Calley on a concurrent trade mission.

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