Friday, April 12, 2013
Scott Walker to lead China trade mission
Gov. Scott Walker will lead a trade mission to China starting Friday, and he won't be alone among governors pitching their states' companies there.
Walker will lead a group of business leaders on his first overseas trade mission, a portion of which will involve group meetings with other governors also leading their own trade missions.
The choice of China for the governor's first trip is significant given the size of the market and the growing activity of Wisconsin companies exporting there: China didn't rank in the top 10 among export markets for Wisconsin businesses 10 years ago, but it has been climbing steadily, ranking third in 2012 behind Mexico and Canada.
Wisconsin exports to China totaled $1.5 billion last year, up 12% from 2011. China also ranks third among Wisconsin's agricultural export markets.
It will be a challenge to determine whether the trip is a success, but clearly the expansion over the past decade has been significant, said Dan Paulson of InVision Business Development in Madison, which provides consulting for companies on strategies to enter the China market.
Gov. Doyle made three trips to China over eight years in office, a period that saw dramatic growth in the state's exports to China, Paulson said.
"It's very difficult to measure these things in an instance," he said. "This is an over-time situation. I would think he would be making at least one more trip over there in the next two years."...
click on the link and read the entire article - you will find that nowhere do they mention how many jobs are being sucked out of Wisconsin and going to China or what the trade deficit with China is - sure it sounds great that Wisconsin Exports to China are 1.5 billion - but if we are importing 3 billion from China - we are still the loser!
consider these stories:
China trade deficit costs Wisconsin 54,600 jobs
The China Trade and Jobs
Any politician who would go over to a communist nation begging to trade with them is a traitor to this country, to God, and to the Catholic Church!