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Gov. Gary Herbert will lead a trade mission of state business leaders and government officials from Utah to Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Nov. 4-11.

SALT LAKE CITY — Gov. Gary Herbert will lead a trade mission of state business leaders and government officials from Utah to Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Nov. 4-11.

While in Brazil, Herbert will seek to showcase the state and attract foreign direct investment to Utah.

Utah continues to be a recognized leader in the United States with the second fastest growing economy and the fourth most diverse economy. Brazilian business leaders will have the opportunity to learn about Utah's business climate.

The trade mission will also highlight Utah's tourism industry. Herbert and the Utah Office of Tourism will address press officials and tour operators to discuss the tourism opportunities in Utah, including ski resorts, national parks and the Sundance Film Festival.

"Business relationships must be bilateral to have any sort of permanence," said Brett Heimburger, director of international trade in the Governor's Office of Economic Development. "This mission shows our commitment to further expand our relationship with Brazil."

Business leaders who would like to be considered to attend networking and business related events with the delegation can contact Nathan Lambson, international trade coordinator at GOED, at [email protected] or 801-538-8737.