BEATRICE – An economic developer who works to help develop Beatrice and Gage County, was recently part of a Nebraska delegation that completed a trade mission to Japan.
NGage Executive Director Walker Zulkoski says such trips are all about maintaining long-term relationships with foreign nations, which can lead to more trade and business development in the United States.
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The trade mission was led by Governor Pete Ricketts, primarily focusing on agriculture trade with beef and pork sales. The mission came at a time of high tension in east Asia, with North Korea rattling the international community with its testing of long-range missiles.
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During the trade mission, Zulkoski says he had an opportunity to meet with Japanese investment officials who had a significant hand in the financing of the Duonix Biodiesel Plant, near Beatrice.
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As for future trade trips, Zulkoski says Canada holds promise for increased business with the U.S. He also says among Beatrice area industries, there is a European influence.
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