Now we are just seven people, off for a side trip to Rio de Janeiro. What a spectacularly beautiful city! We are right on the coast at Ipanema. We are trying to hit all the big tourist attractions...this part of the trip is just for fun, except for the few economic developers from Portland Development Commission and Greater Portland Inc. who came ahead of us to talk to folks about how Portland can assist as Brazil focuses more on green development.
Oh ... And we ran into another Portland manufacturing representative looking at the potential to have operations in Brazil.
So, a few days of fun (and more good food) and then we are heading home on Tuesday. It was a great trip. Some reflections on our trade mission to Brazil will come later.