Governor Brown to Promote Oregon Products and Tourism During Trade Mission to Asia
Stops include Tokyo, Beijing, and Hanoi
Talk about changing gears in her head, from consoling victim families in Roseburg to taking off for a nine day foreign trade tour to Asia, Governor Kate Brown leads an Oregon delegation to Asia starting today to promote Oregon tourism, businesses, and food products in Japan, China, and Vietnam.
“Trade missions abroad can drive jobs and economic growth here at home,” said Governor Brown. “From manufacturing, agriculture, and even to tourism, Asian markets are worth billions to Oregon’s communities. It’s important to maintain these relationships and build new ones.”
Governor Brown will lead a delegation of about 50 public and private sector leaders, including representatives from Business Oregon, the Oregon Department of Agriculture, Travel Oregon, and the Port of Portland.
The Governor and the delegation will visit Tokyo, Beijing, and Hanoi during the nine-day mission. The delegation has seven business development meetings and will meet with U.S. ambassadors in each country.
Asian trade and tourism are critical drivers to Oregon jobs and our economy. Asia is the largest trade partner region for Oregon agriculture products. Japan is Oregon’s single-largest foreign investor. China is Oregon’s largest export market at $4 billion annually and its No. 1 overseas market for tourism. Vietnam’s growing economy provides new opportunities for Oregon food exports.