Peter Wyse Jackson (far right), and officials from three Chinese botanical institutions pose for a photo following the signing of a memorandum of understanding regarding an exchange agreement between their institutions.
He may be retired, but former Senator Kit Bond still has connections across the world. A new venture Bond launched Tuesday will be looking for ways to use those connections to help Missouri businesses.
The first effort for Kit Bond Strategies is a trade mission to Indonesia for the World Trade Center St. Louis.
Mo. Gov. Jay Nixon encourages local deer hunters to donate venison through the Share the Harvest program during a visit to the St. Louis Area Food Bank on Nov. 1, 2011. Nixon also answered questions regarding trade relations with China at the event.
While in the St. Louis region Tuesday for a press conference on the Share the Harvest program (which you can learn more about below) Mo. Gov. Jay Nixon called his trade trip to China productive - however, he had little to say about whether he wants to renew efforts to get tax credits for a China hub.
The Democrat said his week-long trip resulted in $4.6 billion in export agreements between Missouri and China.
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says he has closed a deal with another Chinese province to import products from Missouri.
Nixon said Thursday the government of Zhejiang Province has agreed to import $100 million of Missouri products over the coming years. The province also agreed to help facilitate an additional $100 million of investment in Missouri businesses.