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British minister speaks in Minneapolis about trade and invesment

Alistair Burt, the United Kingdom’s parliamentary under secretary of state at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, speaks today in Minneapolis at the Minnesota International Center lunch forum about U.K. trade and investment partnerships with Minnesota.

Alistair Burt, the United Kingdom’s parliamentary under secretary of state at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, speaks today in Minneapolis at the Minnesota International Center lunch forum about U.K. trade and investment partnerships with Minnesota.

Gov. Mark Dayton will then speak with Burt in the afternoon.

Burt’s office says he’s the first British minister to visit Minnesota in a decade.

And the office notes, the U.K. has:

  • $1.1 billion of investments in Minnesota
  • More than 90 British companies employing 14,400 Minnesotans
  • 80 Minnesota businesses, such as 3M and Cargill, with successful operations in the U.K.