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Upper Austrian Media Delegation visits Chicago

Upper Austria
November 30, 2012

Group of Business Journalists in the Windy City November 12 – 14, 2012

A 21-member delegation of Austrian business journalists headed by the President of the Upper Austrian Economic Chamber, Rudolf Trauner, were in Chicago for a 3-day visit in November.

As Upper Austria is the country’s leading province in terms of trade with the lion’s share of 25% of Austria’s total exports, the core of the trade mission was to evaluate the USA’s economic development after the presidential election. The group had a very productive briefing at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago on future business growth. Overall the USA is the third most important trade partner for Austria. In 2012 it showed a recovering economy which is providing a great opportunity to expand trade relations.

The visit also included an informative tour at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, the world's second-largest exchange for futures and options on futures. The stop at Böhler-Uddeholm’s corporate head office in Elgin, IL provided the delegation with insight into high performance metal solutions for tooling and industrial components.