An Alabama trade mission to Africa culminated with an extended stop in Tanzania, where meetings with high-level government representatives showcased the potential for strategic collaboration and the promise of new markets.
This month’s Commerce-led trade and business development mission focused on commercial opportunities through the Sub-Saharan region of Africa – that is, the area south of the Sahara desert. In addition to Tanzania, the Alabama delegation stopped in South Africa and participated in the “Trade Winds Africa” business forum conference.
“It is critical for Alabama businesses, particularly small enterprises, to have the opportunity to cultivate partnerships and develop export opportunities in diverse overseas markets,” Governor Robert Bentley said. “I believe trade missions like the one to Africa advance these goals, which in turn creates the potential for future jobs here in Alabama.”