Gov. Mark Dayton will lead a trade mission to Mexico this August.
The governor's office revealed plans for the trip Tuesday. Full details and exact dates for the trip will be revealed later this week.
It will be Dayton's third trade mission as governor, The trips have become a tradition not just for Minnesota governors but by governors around the country. The trips primarily involve a group of business and political leaders trying to cultivate new trade markets for state producers.
Mexico is the United States' number two trading partner, after Canada. Former Gov. Jesse Ventura led a Minnesota trade mission there in 2000.
In his first term, Dayton led such trips to Europe and southeast Asia.
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