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Economic Development Trip – France, Belgium and Germany 2019
Governor Eric J. Holcomb will lead an economic development trip to Europe next week, visiting key international partners in France, Belgium and Germany. This trip comes after a record-breaking year for international economic development in Indiana, with 47 foreign-owned businesses committing to locate or grow in Indiana, creating up to 6,521 new jobs and investing $3.2 billion – a more than 300 percent increase from 2016 – in the Hoosier state.
Indiana is home to 450 European businesses that support more than 113,200 Hoosier jobs across the state. In 2017, businesses exported $9.6 billion of Hoosier-made products to Europe, accounting for more than 25 percent of the state’s total exports. More information on Indiana’s ties to Europe is available here.
This marks Gov. Holcomb’s third international economic development trip to Europe and seventh overall as governor, following strategic trips to Japan, India, Israel and Canada in 2017 and 2018.
Trade Mission Resources
- 2019 Europe Fact Sheet
- 2/27/19: Gov. Holcomb to Highlight Indiana’s Global Economy, Investment Opportunities in Europe
- 3/9/19: Gov. Holcomb, Secretary Schellinger Foster Business Relationships in France
- 3/12/19: Governor Holcomb, Delegation Promote Indiana to Belgian, European Union, NATO Stakeholders
- 3/13/19: Governor Concludes Economic Development Trip Visiting with CEOs, US Troops in Germany