ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton says an export push will bring top officials from President Barack Obama’s administration to Minnesota next month.

Dayton’s office and the National Export Initiative said Thursday that Minneapolis will be the first stop on a national tour promoting exports for small and medium-sized businesses.

Commerce Secretary Gary Locke and U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk are expected for the Feb. 17 event. Dayton and Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak will also attend.

The campaign aims to help businesses boost exports.

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Comments (9)
  1. Doug says:

    Is Gov. Dayton a puppet for the White House?

    1. Mark says:

      Its better then having a president a puppet for the vice president. Why so negative about trying to do the good things for our state and country???

    2. Dalton says:

      Doug…Grow up..or get off Dad’s PC…I don’t care which

  2. Dalton says:

    Mark Dayton has done more good for the State in 3 weeks than Timmy did in 8 yrs…way to go GOV….

    1. joe says:

      You go Dalton……..

  3. Dalton says:

    BTW advertiser’s that pollute my screen with their products will never have me as a customer

  4. Richard says:

    Export Push??? Minnesota is the ONLY state with a positive balance of trade.
    We export slightly more than we import. Thanks primarily to Polaris. Check the facts.

  5. Matt says:

    Thank you Richard!

  6. Ignorance must be bliss says:

    Soooooo what is your point? Becuase we are not in the red on this we do not need more? Check the facts on what?

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