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Trade Mission

/ Véronique LaCapra, St. Louis Public Radio

Gov. Jay Nixon has ordered the Missouri Department of Agriculture to explore business opportunities in Cuba.

The move follows President Barack Obama's decision to normalize relations with the communist island nation. 

In a written statement released Tuesday, Nixon said that Missouri's agricultural exports are already up by 14 percent this year.

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Missouri has signed a memorandum of understanding to boost trade with Quebec. 

Speaking to reporters from Toronto on Wednesday, Gov. Jay Nixon said Missouri and Quebec signed an agreement to boost trade over the next four years by 15 percent. The agreement, according to a press release from Nixon’s office, was signed by Québec Minister of Industrial Policy Élaine Zakaïb and Missouri director of Economic Development Mike Downing.

Office of Mo. Gov. Nixon

Governor Jay Nixon (D) says Boeing will expand its operations in St. Louis County.

The Governor made the announcement during a trade mission in Western Europe.  He told reporters via conference call that Boeing will add a new technology information center to its campus in St. Louis County.  Both Nixon and Boeing officials were in attendance this week at the International Paris Air Show in France.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is leading a delegation to France later this week on a trade mission that features a crowd of business, education and civic leaders from St. Louis and around the state.

The eight-day trip, which begins Friday, also is to include stops in Belgium and the United Kingdom.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is returning from his week-long trade trip to Asia with a bunch of trade agreements in his pocket.

The governor’s staff announced that the deals with South Korea and Taiwan, combined, call for $1.9 billion in Missouri products to be sold to the two countries over the next four years.