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Minnesota to open German trade office

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Worthington Minnesota 300 11th Street / P.O. Box 639 56187

ST. PAUL -- Minnesota plans to open a European trade office.

Gov. Mark Dayton on Wednesday announced the office will be in Dusseldorf-Cologne, Germany, to promote Minnesota exports and foreign investments in the state.

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The office is the first of three that will open; locations of the other two have not been announced. Minnesota already has one in Shanghai, China.

"As Minnesota continues to compete on a global scale, increasing exports and attracting new foreign direct investment are top priorities in our roadmap to long-term economic success," said Commissioner Katie Clark Sieben of the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. "Germany's central location in Europe and its strong economy make this region an excellent choice for one of our new trade offices."

Dayton took time during a trade mission to Germany, Sweden and Norway to make the announcement.

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