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Mayor Parker Leads Local Business Delegation Trip to Brazil

Business Development Trip Organized by Greater Houston Partnership Aims to Extend International Business Opportunities

Houston Mayor Annise Parker will be leading a high-level business delegation on a week-long trade mission to São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to create and strengthen trade and business ties. Organized by the Greater Houston Partnership, the delegation includes executives from the oil and gas, technology, medical and education industries.

“I am honored to lead Houston’s first economic development trip to Brazil with such a distinguished delegation, and to promote Houston as Brazil’s first point of entry into the U.S. market,” said Mayor Parker. ” Houston is currently Brazil’s largest U.S. trade partner, but there is a lot of opportunity for growth and my job will be to open the doors for those opportunities to become success stories.”

The purpose of this mission is to capitalize on the many synergies between Houston and Brazil including energy, transportation/logistics, construction/engineering, medicine, education and high tech enterprises, expand business opportunities for Houston companies in Brazil, increase opportunities for investment in Houston, and establish strong, friendly ties between Houston and key count

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