MITC welcomed Jaana Husu-Kallio, Permanent Secretary for Finland’s Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, as our Keynote Presenter at Maine International Trade Day in May. As a result of her visit, Maine and Finland signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in October to enhance collaboration in forest bioeconomy development.
In September, Greenland’s Minister for Education, Culture, Church and Foreign Affairs Ane Lone Bagger traveled to Maine to build on existing educational collaborations and forge closer trade and tourism ties. Her visit followed Maine business development delegation visits to Greenland, positioning Maine as a supply chain partner for Greenland’s many infrastructure and community development projects.
Here are a few additional highlights from the past year:
- 344 companies across Maine assisted
- $23.6 million in projected sales from 7 trade shows and missions
- Overall ROI of 22:1 on export assistance grants with over $2.9 million in reported sales
You can learn more about the importance of trade for Maine and our activities in 2019 in “Growing Maine Through Global Connections,” our most recent Annual Report.