Illinois is opening a new trade office with Mexico. The “Casa del Estadio de Mexico”, meaning the home of the state of Mexico- will provide services to Mexican-Americans and act as a liaison with Illinois officials. Gov. Pat Quinn opened the center along with the Governor of the State of Mexico, Eruviel Avila, and Quinn says the two are already discussing ways to strengthen the relationship between the states.
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“We talked about water, very important issue for all of us, investing in water,” Quinn said. “We talked about early childhood education, the things we can do together. Definitely commerce and trade, that’s very important. We can’t forget culture and history, too.” Quinn says no Illinois money is being used for the center. Quinn and Governor Avila had discussed opening the center during Quinn’s visit to Mexico City last spring.
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