Lt. Gov. Butch Otter will lead a three-state trade mission to Mexico in search of new business for Idaho companies.
Eight Idaho companies will take part in the Jan. 25-Feb. 1 trade mission, which will be Otter’s second to that country.
The trade mission is sponsored by Idaho, Missouri and Colorado, the three states which have trade missions at Guadalajara, Mexico.
Companies going on the trade mission include Environmental Research and Development, Idaho Pacific and Press-A-Print, Idaho Falls; Micron Electronics and Extended Systems, Boise; Rose Creek Winery, Hagerman; Jefferson Grain, Terreton and Emmett’s VEMCO.
During the week-long trip, Otter will meet with Mexican national officials, state governors and officials from the Mexican commerce and agriculture departments.
In 1994, the Idaho Department of Commerce established a trade office at Guadalajara, the capital of Jalisco and second-largest city in Mexico.
Idaho’s exports to Mexico were $29.1 million in 1995 out of a national total of $46.3 billion.