Governor Matt Mead met with several key leaders from industry and government during his trade mission to South Korea and Taiwan. Mead has just returned from those visits. Both South Korea and Taiwan have potential to expand benefits to Wyoming’s top three industries, energy, tourism and agriculture. Governor Mead focused on those three areas during stops in both countries. Mead says the success of such efforts cannot come from a single trip, but needs to be a widespread push and long-term commitment. Mead says Taiwan’s president pointed out that it had been 24 years since the last Wyoming governor had visited Taiwan. He says he met with trade companies from both South Korea and Taiwan. He says South Korea is expecting a 250% increase in its need for coal and Taiwan spoke of a similar scenario. Mead says he took his family on the tour with him at his own expense which he says seemed to make an impression on them, particularly the tourism interests who saw it as an indication Wyoming would like to see them bring their families on trips here.