Drumming up business in Brazil
On his 3d trade mission, governor aims to increase exports, improve ties
Executives from some of Massachusetts largest companies and universities are accompanying Governor Deval Patrick on a trade mission to Brazil, hoping to expand their markets in one of the fastest growing economies in the world. With a population approaching 200 million, Brazil is rich in natural resources, including oil, and industrializing rapidly. The economy is expanding at about twice the rate of the US economy - creating opportunities for the sophisticated products, services, and research produced in Massachusetts.