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Gov. Hickenlooper leads trip to Mexico to promote economic development, Biennial of the Americas

DENVER — Monday, June 16, 2014 — Gov. John Hickenlooper will lead a trip to Mexico City today to promote innovation and economic development opportunities between Colorado and Mexico. He will also talk to Mexican officials about the Biennial of the Americas.

The governor is being joined by a variety of Colorado business leaders to discuss such things as education, energy and tourism. He will meet with U.S Ambassador Anthony Wayne and various Mexican government officials, including the Secretary of Economy and the Secretary of Foreign Affairs.

The governor will also attend a summit organized by the Biennial of the Americas and comprised of officials and NGOs from the United States, Mexico and Canada. The officials will discuss collaborative solutions to balancing energy development and environmental needs, as well as the “skills gap” between education and employment.

This is the second time Hickenlooper has traveled to Mexico to promote economic development. The group will return to Colorado on Wednesday.