Portland Mayor Sam Adams is on a five-day trip to Brazil, to talk about clean technology investments and energy efficiency.
While there for the C40 Cities Climate Summit, he is also looking for Brazilian companies that may want to establish a presence in Oregon.
Adams met with Brazilian and U.S. economic development types to broach future growth opportunities. While Adams called Brazil “an emerging superpower,” Portland remains a bit of a business mystery to South American companies and investors.
“We gave them a feel on what the possibilities might be for Portland in terms of operations and joint ventures,” Adams said in a phone call from Sao Paulo. “Sales is about prospecting, and this is definitely a prospecting trip. We’re not well-known here. Folks don’t know that Nike’s in the Portland region. But while our visibility is low, our opportunities are significant.”
Read more at Sustainable Business Oregon.
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