From March 17th-22nd, Governor Deval Patrick led an innovation mission to Panama and Mexico with leaders from business and government to focus on strengthening existing relationships and building new ones with the emerging innovation economies of Panama City and Mexico City.

“Lasting growth in the 21st century global economy will come from our competitiveness in global markets and opening up Massachusetts to the markets where we share strengths,” said Governor Patrick. “The leaders in business and government and venture capitalists of Latin America’s growth centers are eager to collaborate with us because they recognize that Massachusetts is an innovation hub with a disciplined strategy for growth.”

Trip Highlights

  • Governor Patrick and Massport Discuss Opportunities for Increased Business With Officials at the Panama Canal

    PANAMA CITY, PANAMA - Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - Governor Deval Patrick, Transportation Secretary Richard A. Davey and Massport CEO Thomas P. Glynn today met with Jorge L. Quijano, the CEO of the Panama Canal Authority, the autonomous agency that manages the Panama Canal,and viewed the Panama Canal Expansion Project. The Panama Canal is currently undergoing an expansion that, once complete, will potentially double the inputs and outputs through the Conley Container Terminal in South Boston.

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