Sacramento Business Journal – International Trade Group Plans Trip to Mexico

The Northern California World Trade Center is hosting a trade trip to Mexico to boost exports among small- and medium-sized California businesses.

The Northern California-Sacramento Regional Center for International Trade Development is hosting a trade trip to Mexico to boost exports among small- and medium-sized California businesses.

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See correction at end of article.

The Center for International Trade Development is hosting a trade trip to Mexico on Feb. 10 to boost exports among small- and medium-sized California businesses.

Attending will be Roseville-based Kenco Engineering, a machinery manufacturer, and Elk Grove Milling, a producer of animal feed. The companies will have one-on-one meetings with Mexican business and government leaders, first in Chihuahua City then Mexico City.

Mexico is California’s largest export market, bringing in $26.3 billion in exports in 2012, according to the Center for International Trade Development. Chihuahua City has a population over 800,000 and over 80 industrial plants.

Since 2000, the center has arranged trade mission trips to cities in Germany, Italy, China, Singapore and South Korea. The trips are funded in part by the Small Business Administration.

Correction

A previous version of this story incorrectly gave the name of the group organizing the trade trip. It is the Center for International Trade Development, not the Northern California World Trade Center.

Allen Young covers state legislation, regulation and contracts, as well as economic news, international trade and economic development for the Sacramento Business Journal.

Jan 28, 2014, 10:32am PST