Gov. Tim Walz promotes Minnesota on trade mission to United Kingdom, Finland
The trade delegation is one of the first to visit the U.K. since COVID hit
November 18, 2021
Gov. Tim Walz and a Minnesota delegation including officials representing medical technology, agriculture and higher education are trying to entice businesses and promote the state's exports during a Northern European trade mission this week.
Members of the more than 50-person group said they were repeatedly told they were one of the first trade delegations to visit the United Kingdom since the pandemic began. The Minnesotans were Helsinki-bound on Wednesday for the second and final stop in their tour.
"The reputation of Minnesota as that problem-solving, innovative state is making a difference," Walz said on a call with reporters.