MOSES LAKE — Central Washington businesses took a major step forward to entering international markets, making great progress with an eight-day trade mission to Gunpo, South Korea.
Through a series of one-on-one meetings for this business-to-business trade, five Grant County business representatives set in motion negotiations for future business products ranging from flour to exercise equipment.
“These companies have already been working on export opportunities in South Korea with recent market research provided by the Washington SBDC intern research team,” said Vern Jenkins, an international trade specialist with the Washington Small Business Development Center. “So we know that the potential for export sales is there. This mission is an important step in developing the face-to-face relationships that are so important in international trade.”
Read full story in the Columbia Basin Herald: http://www.columbiabasinherald.com/news/grant-county-businesses-lay-groundwork-for-korea-trade/article_4f2091b8-290d-11e6-87a8-ab69d7a33de0.html
Read the Grant County Economic Development Council Blog: http://www.grantedc.com/about/news/2016/05/27/grant-county-businesses-traveled-to-south-korea-to-explore-new-markets