Missouri governor headed to Europe for trade mission
JEFFERSON CITY - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon plans to visit Italy, Germany and Spain on a trade mission to Europe to promote the state.
The governor's office says the trade mission will include state officials, lawmakers and private business leaders.
Nixon plans to meet with executives from international companies with facilities in the state, including Italian cement and concrete producer Buzzi Unicem and the German-headquartered chemical company BASF.
A spokesman for the governor says the focus of this trip is meeting with private businesses.
The directors of the state departments of agriculture and economic development will accompany the governor.
The trip will begin Friday and end March 28.