A variety of different trade missions  are being instituted in Mexico for businesses hoping to establish economic relations with Mexico. Trade missions are usually organized by governmental officials and give businesses the chance to learn about resources available in different sectors of the economy. These international trips give businesses the platform to develop relationships worldwide. Companies come from all over in order to learn in-depth information about a specific market. These new trade missions are sponsored by Louisiana State University’s Ourso College of Business and will provide translation services, sales opportunities, and training workshops to businesses in attendance.
A business consultant at the Louisiana Business and Technology Center at Louisiana State University Ourso College of Business, Shannon McCormick stated, “We’re trying to get between six and eight companies to go to each of these missions.” The first mission will occur in Mexico City on May 2-4 and the second one, the Petroleum Exhibition and Conference of Mexico (PECOM), will occur in Villahermosa, Mexico  on June 12-14. The first mission will focus on the oil, robotics, and the industrial gas industries. There will also be information on architecture, agriculture, and aerospace developments.