Mississippi Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Andy Gipson is expected to make an announcement of the opening of a new international trade office on Monday. The announcement is scheduled on the Mississippi Gulf Coast at 1:30 p.m. inside the Auditorium of the Bolton Building in Biloxi, MS.
The office will be opened in the Bolton Building by the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce and serve to enhance international marketing efforts by promoting commodities and goods provided by the state of Mississippi.
Trainings will be conducted for local businesses by the international trade office and will offer education for agricultural and food businesses on financial opportunities and marketing which are offered through the Southern U.S. Trade Association.
“I am pleased to announce that the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce will be expanding our presence in the state with an office on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The Gulf Coast is at the heart of much of our state’s international trade efforts. This additional office will generate an increased interest in the state’s agriculture and aquaculture commodities, particularly for exports, and will allow us to have a closer pulse on the agriculture and commerce issues constituents in South Mississippi are facing,” said Commissioner Gipson.
The new MDAC officer will also be tasked with addressing agricultural and commerce issues in Southern Mississippi.