NHPR: Who's going on Gov. Hassan's Turkey trade mission and why they say it matters

Q: So you've said that New Hampshire led the nation in export growth last year. Couldn't the same business goals be achieved for this trip without Governor Hassan or the state's involvement?
A: We always want to find opportunities to expand the business relationships. Oftentimes that's what it takes. You want to build those relationships, you need to develop a rapport. Oftentimes in international business, these things can take, you know, weeks, months, years, decades.
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