Our theme this month is Business Around the Globe, in keeping with the recent release of our ICOSA Magazine. Contributing writer, Laura Frigo, Executive Director of the Chamber of the Americas joins us to discuss trade opportunities between Denver and Latin America.
Mexico is among Colorado's largest markets, accounting for $9.2 million out of $8.6 billion in exports from our state in 2014. Canada comes in first at $2.1 billion, and both countries are interested in our industrial and electric machinery, and meat products among other industries. Frigo suggests that reaching out to other Latin American markets, like Peru and eventually Cuba can open up more opportunity for Colorado businesses, particularly as the Trans-Pacific Partnership offers greater potential.
Join us to hear some of the ins and outs of international trade.
Then stay with us for a recap of the first Annual Colorado STEM Summit, sponsored by the South Metro Denver Chamber, which brought together the brightest thought leaders, STEM related business leaders, educators and policy makers. Together, they addressed strategy for attracting top talent to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math fields, as well has how to encourage students to pursue STEM subjects.
We have one-on-one interviews with Lieutenant Governor Joe Garcia; Tom Cycyota, President & CEO of Allosource; Becky Takeda-Tinker, President of CSU Global Campus and Mark Van Tine, CEO of Jeppessen & Vice President , Digital Aviation Boeing.
This STEM discussion must be on-going in order to meet the needs of Colorado's current and future workforce, and to ensure our students get the proper inspiration and education for a future we cannot yet conceptualize.
Listen Saturday at 1:00 PM on 710 KNUS - Please let us know what you think of our program, either by commenting here or on our Colorado Business Roundtable Facebook page, or join the discussion on Twitter @ColoradoBRT