- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 15, 2017

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - At least 15 Mississippi companies are heading to the Middle East next month in the hopes of establishing new partnerships.

The Clarion-Ledger (https://on.thec-l.com/2lPofQX ) reports that the businesses will be visiting Dubai and Jordan in late March as part of a Mississippi Development Authority trade mission.

Citing Dubai’s expansive and continual growth, MDA Executive Director Glenn McCullough Jr. said the region was ripe with opportunity for partnerships with Mississippi companies.

Companies that will be going on the trip include Belmont-based air compressor manufacturer Wood Industries, as well as Hattiesburg-based Bio Soil Enhancers, a company that manufactures microbial products to improve crop production without fertilizers.

More than 100 Mississippi companies, large and small, went on MDA-hosted trade missions last year. The group has 10 international trade missions planned for 2017.



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Information from: The Clarion-Ledger, https://www.clarionledger.com

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