Alabama officials are planning trade missions to three continents this year.
State Secretary of Commerce Greg Canfield says his department and the Export Alabama Alliance are putting together trade missions to South America, Southeast Asia and Europe. He says the trips are focused on connecting Alabama businesses and organizations with opportunities to work with companies in countries visited.
Canfield said past trade missions have helped Alabama grow economically.
The trade missions are scheduled for Thailand, Indonesia and Singapore in March; Peru and Uruguay in June; and Belgium and the Netherlands in the fall.