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Governor Quinn's Trade Mission to Brazil 

Trade Visit to Brazil

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Collection of Photos from Governor Quinn's Trade Mission to Brazil (Flickr)

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Governor Quinn Announces Agreements to Strengthen Partnership, Investment Between Illinois and Brazil

Partnerships Reflect Joint Commitment to Boosting Manufacturing, Biotechnology, Education and Agriculture

RECIFE, BRAZIL – September 26, 2012. Continuing his economic trade mission in Brazil, Governor Pat Quinn today visited Recife where he announced major steps to build upon Illinois’ role as a leading competitor in the global marketplace. While in Recife, the Governor administered several economic development and education agreements that will help pave the way for continued trade and innovation between Illinois and Brazil.

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Governor Quinn Announces Major Education Partnerships Between Illinois and Brazil

State Initiative Links Private Sector, Higher Ed Community to Provide $155,000 in Scholarships, Internships to Brazilian Students Studying in Illinois

BRASILIA, BRAZIL – September 25, 2012. Continuing his economic trade mission to Brazil, Governor Pat Quinn today announced a new initiative that will help increase educational opportunities between Illinois and Brazil, attract more Brazilian students to the state, and promote Illinois’ colleges and universities as global leaders in education. Under the initiative, Illinois-based companies will provide tens of thousands of dollars in scholarships as well as internships to Brazilian students studying in Illinois.

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Governor Quinn Invites Brazilians to Visit Illinois, Encourages Business Partnerships During Trade Mission

State ramps up effort to attract Brazilian visitors as Illinois delegation promotes tourism

São Paulo – September 24, 2012. Governor Pat Quinn invited Brazilians to Illinois today during his trade mission to Brazil to increase tourism, education and business between the state and the South American country. The Governor is addressing members of the travel industry in São Paulo this afternoon to showcase Illinois and Chicago as a visitor destination. Joining Governor Quinn are a host of Illinois businesses and organizations, including Chicago-based United Airlines, to encourage travel to Illinois. The trip is part of Governor Quinn’s economic development program, which promotes Illinois’ business advantages on a global stage.

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Governor Quinn to Lead Trade Mission To Brazil

Trip to Focus on Manufacturing, Agriculture, Biotechnology, Education and Tourism

CHICAGO - September 20, 2012. Governor Pat Quinn will lead a trade mission to Brazil Sunday in an effort to increase economic opportunities between Illinois and Brazil. The governor will arrive in Brazil Sept. 23 for a six-day mission designed to strengthen Illinois exports, foster education and boost tourism.

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Reporter's Notebook: Gov. Pat Quinn touts Illinois to Brazil during trade mission
Chicago Tribune | October 5, 2012

Brazil’s booming middle class fuels growth — in Illinois
Latitude News | October 9, 2012

Marek Denzler: Governor's Brazil trip an important mission
The State Journal-Register | September 28, 2012

Phyllis Wise joins Gov. Quinn for his trip to Brazil
The Daily Illini | September 25, 2012

Faville Accompanies Governor On Trade Mission To Brazil
Illinois Manufacturers Association | September 21, 2012

Brazil Media Coverage of the Governor's Trip from Brazil (PDF, 78 KB)
September 2012

Related Documents

Full Itinerary (PDF, 374 KB)

Mission Participants (PDF, 369 KB)

Scope of the Mission (PDF, 375 KB)

Illinois - Brazil Business Strengths in Numbers (PDF, 386 KB)

Illinois In the International Marketplace (PDF, 2 MB)

Illinois Companies with Close Links to Brazil (PDF, 382 KB)

Brazilian Companies with Close Links to Illinois (PDF, 371 KB)

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