Augusta, Maine

Governor begins trade trip to Mexico, Colombia

Governor Paul LePage of Maine and a group of business leaders are traveling to Mexico and Colombia to establish new business opportunities. The group, which departed Sunday and returns Saturday, is aiming to promote the state’s business and educational opportunities and create links between companies in Maine and the two Latin American nations. The delegation plans to visit Mexico City and Queretaro in Mexico, and Bogota. During the trip, representatives from nine Maine businesses will meet with prospective business partners in Mexico and Colombia while learning about those countries’ economies and political conditions. LePage will speak at a meeting for a group of Mexican investors in the United States, meet with businesses leaders, and promote Maine’s educational institutions to Colombian students and parents.