LANSING (WKZO) -- Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley continues his trade mission in Brazil.
During one stop Calley met with executives from Gerdau Long Steel North America which operates four steel manufacturing and processing locations in Michigan that employ one-thousand workers. In addition to thanking the company's leaders for their commitment to the state, he also made the case for additional investment and more job creation in the future.
While Calley is in Brazil, business leader from nine Michigan companies are are also there, meeting with prospective partners, distributors and buyers to increase export opportunities from Michigan to Brazil. The trade mission is being led by the Van Andel Global Trade Center and sponsored by the Michigan Economic Development Corp.