Growing Utah’s economy through trade missions

Gov. Gary R. Herbert returned from a trade mission to Europe last week where he, along with representatives from several Utah businesses, helped solidify Utah’s position as the best performing economy in the nation and a premier global business destination.

Trade missions open doors to new markets with international companies and foreign governments for Utah businesses. As head of the state, the Governor has a significant role in attracting foreign investment to our growing economy through trade and tourism as well as helping Utah businesses break into new international markets.

You can watch Gov. Herbert talk about the trade mission in the video above.


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A. Scott Anderson: Governor’s trade mission opens doors in Europe

Zions Bank President and CEO Scott Anderson accompanied the trade mission to Europe and penned an op-ed about the effectiveness of the experience.

“Gov. Gary Herbert’s recent trade mission to Western Europe was a tremendous success from my perspective as a participant. The mission fulfilled its objectives, opening new trading doors for Utah companies and fostering future business growth and investment in Utah,” said Anderson.

Click here to read Anderson’s full op-ed published in the Deseret News.


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Deseret News blog posts by Natalie Gochnour

Natalie Gochnour, associate dean in the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah authored five blog posts for the Deseret News about the European Trade mission. Click the links below to read them.

New Delta flight presents economic growth opportunities for Utah, Western Europe

Utah punches above its weight

European Commission meeting reiterates that Utah is small, but has significant reach

Valor and sacrifice: A visit to the American Cemetery in Luxembourg

Utah represented at International Paris Air Show