The Mississippi Development Authority will lead a business development mission to Toronto, Canada from Sept. 30 - Oct. 2. Mississippi business representatives are invited to participate in the trip, which will provide business-to-business matchmaking opportunities for Mississippi companies interested in expanding trade and creating business relationships in the Canadian market.

Canada is one of Mississippi's top export markets.

In 2012, Mississippi businesses exported almost $2 billion worth of products and services to Canada, an increase of more than 11 percent over 2011 exports.

Space is limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

The deadline to register is Aug. 26.

For more information, contact Vickie Martin at (601) 359-2070 or