MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - State officials are looking for businesses to take part in an 11 day trade mission to Singapore and Indonesia.
Deputy Secretary Ryan Murray of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation will be the state's lead official on the trip, which takes place from August 11th through 22nd.
The governor normally goes on trade missions -- but Scott Walker is sitting this one out, at a time when his re-election bid will be heating up.
Wisconsin companies will have a chance to find new business opportunities in the Far East -- especially in water technology, in which Singapore is regarded as a worldwide leader.
Dean Amhaus, CEO of Milwaukee's Water Council, says Singapore does a lot of water research -- and it would be a real coup for Wisconsin companies if they can help Singapore address its issues.
The WEDC says medical equipment is another major emphasis during the trade mission -- along with defense and security businesses, energy power, aviation and aerospace, food processing, and various agricultural areas.
The deadline for businesses to apply is July 1st.
(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)