GSDC Business Development Director Larry Hosch returned last week from the SelectUSA Summit in Washington D.C. The SelectUSA summit is the highest-profile event dedicated to attracting foreign direct investments into the U.S. Over 1,100 International Firms and trade associations attended the event. “I am very impressed with the event and the contacts we made with potential prospects looking at the Greater St. Cloud are as a possible place to do business”. After three days of networking, meeting, following up with contacts and attending receptions Larry established relationships with 6 prospects wanting to learn more about doing business in the region. These prospects include:
o Italian energy market group
o Granite warehousing company from India
o Brazilian composite railroad tie manufacturer
o Israeli cyber security firm
o Mexican dairy company
o Israeli investors looking to establishing a local medical clinic
Before returning home, Larry also made a stop to visit Rep. Emmer’s office and other MN Congressional staff located in D.C.
Larry joined the Minnesota Trade Office (MTO) and other MN regional economic development organizations to recruit and attract foreign investments to Minnesota and the Greater St. Cloud Region.