Business mission set for March Featured

9:32am EDT July 22, 2002

Gov. Bob Taft aims to enhance Ohio's trade position in the South American market, introduce Ohio companies to business opportunities in South America and assist Ohio companies already doing business in the region.

Business sectors to be featured on the mission include telecommunications, pollution control, medical and health care, plastics machinery, automotive, processed foods, packaging and food processing equipment, as well as agriculture and mining industry equipment.

Cost of the mission is expected to be approximately $13,500 per person, which includes air and group ground transportation, accommodations and business meetings.

Ohio companies interested in participating should contact Randy Hochstetter, mission coordinator, in the Ohio Department of Development's International Trade Division at (614) 466-5017 or (800) 848-1300.

Agribusinesses should contact Liana Lee, chief of the Ohio Department of Agriculture's Division of Markets, at (614) 466-5338. Joan Slattery Wall (jwall@sbnnet.com) is an associate editor and statehouse correspondent forSBN Colmbus.