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Mexican Delegation Wraps Up Duquesne Visit

As part of a grant-funded partnership, the Duquesne University John F. Donahue Graduate School of Business and Chrysler Corporation Small Business Development Center are hosting a delegation of Mexican business consultants and professors.

This partnership provides educational programs to students, faculty, professionals and business owners/entrepreneurs, allowing an exchange of knowledge, tools, and experiences that will support developing entrepreneurs. A subsequent trade mission is planned for 15 Pennsylvania companies to Aguascalientes and Guadalajara, Mexico, from March 19-24. An exchange visit to Pittsburgh is being organized for May with Mexican representatives from different companies and industries.

The delegates’ events include a costumed Brazilian Carnival celebration at 10 p.m. on Saturday at Ava Lounge in Shadyside and a Spanish Mass at St. Hyacinth Church in Oakland at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, followed by a trip to the Carnegie Science Center. The final event will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 1 at Station Square.

Duquesne is one of 10 U.S. academic institutions to receive a grant for the U.S. Mexico Training, Internships, Exchanges and Scholarships (TIES) Partnership Initiative. The program includes observation of private sector businesses, associations, banks, government and economic development agencies to enhance business. Pittsburgh’s strong industrial base and successes in the technology sectors will present many models for the delegates to use in shaping their economic futures.

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