Missouri’s exports grew by 35 percent last year, and the state’s governor is visiting several businesses today to spread the news.
The Democrat says the state’s Department of Agriculture helped Volpi identify some of its markets, while the Department of Economic Development also is working to expand export opportunities.
“The department of Economic Development and their staff have really been combing the world for opportunities and we decided from day one that the borders of our state we’re not the borders of our economy,” Nixon said.
Nixon says the rise in exports was worth about $12.9 billion.
The governor says developing more export opportunities will create more jobs at home.