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Doyle will lead September business trip to Japan and China

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River Falls, 54022
River Falls Wisconsin 2815 Prairie Drive / P.O. Box 25 54022

Gov. Jim Doyle will lead Wisconsin business people on a 10-day trade mission to Japan and China in September.

The group plans to meet with distributors and potential customers in those two nations along with top government and business leaders.

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Doyle also wants to encourage Japanese and Chinese firms to invest in Wisconsin.

China was the state's third-largest trading partner last year.

Wisconsin firms exported $1.2 billion of products there, more than 4 percent more than in 2007.

Japan was the state's fifth-largest customer, with exports of $724 million last year. That was up almost 11 percent from the previous year.

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