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Gov. Branstad Leading India Trade Delegation
DES MOINES (CBS 2/FOX 28) --
Governor Terry Branstad says he wants to strengthen Iowa's relationship with one of the world's fastest growing economies.
That's why he announced today that he is going to India, as part of a trade and investment mission.
The governor will lead a deligation of business leaders overseas from September 10-16th.
Indias economy has transformed in the last couple of decades and is forecasted to be one of the worlds largest economies in coming years, said Gov. Branstad. With Indias tremendous growth and a burgeoning young and career-oriented middle class, it is an excellent opportunity to promote Iowa as a U.S. headquarters for Indian companies, particularly those in biotech, information solutions and advanced manufacturing, and also open new trade doors for Iowa small and mid-sized businesses.
The trade mission is being organized by the Iowa Economic Development Authority. Iowa mission delegates will visit Mumbai, Hyderabad and Chennai, the countrys major business and industry centers.
While the itinerary is still being developed, Gov. Branstad is also scheduled to meet with business leaders who have expressed an interest in establishing an Iowa location and representatives from existing industry. Iowa companies will participate in meetings specific to their market entry or expansion needs and attend daily briefings on doing business in India.
For more information on resources available to Iowa businesses that want to market their products or services globally, visit www.iowaeconomicdevelopment.com.