Shaheen to lead N.H. firms on India trade mission

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., has announced plans to lead a delegation of New Hampshire businesses on a trade mission to India in September.A member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Shaheen said she will be coordinating her trip with the New Hampshire state government’s International Trade Resource Center, the U.S. Commercial Service, the Foreign Relations Committee and the U.S. State Department.New Hampshire businesses that are interested in taking part are invited to attend, the senator said.”Growing our exports is key to growing jobs, and India represents an enormous and largely untapped competitive opportunity for New Hampshire businesses and workers,” said Shaheen. “As a former governor, I understand the importance trade missions can play in promoting New Hampshire products and advancing opportunities for businesses in our state. I look forward to proving once again that when given the chance, New Hampshire businesses can successfully compete in any market in the world – including India.”As governor in the 1990s, Shaheen led the first New Hampshire trade delegation outside of North America, eventually leading several, including trips to England, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Germany, Denmark, Mexico and Canada.Businesses interested in the trade mission should contact Dawn Wivell of the ITRC at 603-271-8444, or Justin Oslowski of the U.S. Commercial Service at 603-953-0210, to apply is July 8. — JEFF FEINGOLD/NEW HAMPSHIRE BUSINESS REVIEW

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