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Monday, November 24, 2008
GOV. RITTER & COLORADO DELEGATION CONCLUDE BUSINESS MISSION TO ASIA
SHANGHAI,China― Gov.Bill Ritterand a delegation ofColoradobusiness, economic development and university officials wrapped up a 10-day trade mission toAsiatoday, meeting with private companies, government officials and business organizations such as the American Chamber of Commerce.
The delegation returns toColoradoTuesday evening. Gov. Ritter, Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Joe Blake and other mission participants will hold a news conference at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday in the Governor's Office to discuss mission achievements and next steps.
In addition toShanghai, the 40-person delegation visitedBeijing,TokyoandYamagata, which isColorado's sister state inJapan. The missionfocused on promotingColorado's renewable energy, bioscience and tourism industries, securing a daily non-stop flight fromDenvertoTokyo, and strengthening ties betweenColoradoand Asian universities.
"This was a very successful economic development and trade mission toJapanandChina," Gov. Ritter said. "In the short term, we elevatedColorado's profile in new and emerging markets inJapanandChina. In the long term, we will cultivate the relationships we established during the mission so that ultimately we can create new jobs in Colorado for Colorado residents, create new economic and market opportunities for Colorado businesses, and attract new investments to Colorado."