About 65 Michigan business and civic leaders are traveling to Turkey this weekend to sign a historic partnership. Members of the East Lansing-based Prima Civitas Foundation and the Lansing Economic Area Partnership, or LEAP, will meet with automotive parts makers and exporters in Istanbul. There, they’ll sign two “memorandums of understanding” that will facilitate trade alliances between Michigan and Turkey.
Ray DeWinkle is leading the Lansing area team. He’s the senior vice-president of global business development for LEAP.
De Winkle told WKAR’s Kevin Lavery the trip stems from a prior meeting with the head of a leading auto parts association in Turkey.