Jay Nixon flew to Spain, Italy and Germany last week to talk business strategies with companies like BMW and BASF chemical plant.
The past two calendar years, 2011 and 2012, were the best record for export sales by Missouri businesses.
Pat Quinn took trip to promote tourism, water technology, agribusiness, and manufacturing.
The Associated Press has learned that Gov. Pat Quinn will visit Mexico City next week on a trade mission.
Last year, Missouri businesses sold $323 million worth of products to Brazil, which ranked as the state’s 10th largest export market.
Nixon will lead a trade delegation later this year.