Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter will lead a group of Idaho-based business leaders on a weeklong trade mission to Peru and Mexico next week.
The trip includes businesses ranging from producers of milk and potatoes to makers of boat docks and skin care products. The companies are aiming to increase exports to Central and South America.
The business leaders will also attend receptions with U.S. Ambassador to Peru Brian A. Nichols next Tuesday and U.S. Ambassador E. Anthony Wayne to Mexico next Thursday.
Almost all of the trip's costs are covered by the businesses and a federal grant. A small amount of general funds are used for staff travel.
Trade missions from the governor's office stretch back to 1981. Otter has led more than a dozen trips all around the world.