(Indianapolis, Ind.) - Indiana is sending another business-seeking delegation to China and Japan in hopes of bringing jobs back with them.
Lieutenant Governor Becky Skillman will lead the delegation of business and community leaders from around the state. The trip September 19 through 26 includes stops in Tokyo, Ohta City, and Nagoya, as well as Tochigi Prefecture.
It won’t be the first visit to the Far East for Indiana. Skillman led an agricultural trade mission to China in June 2010. Governor Mitch Daniels led a business delegation to the two counties in November.
"Our friends in Japan have been extraordinary business partners," Lt. Governor Skillman said. "We know there are more opportunities for job growth and investment to those U.S. states willing to put in the effort to build and maintain relationships."
Batesville Mayor Rick Fledderman will be part of the group making the September trip. Representatives with the I-74 Business Corridor economic development group will also tag along to build relationships with business and civic leaders in the two countries.
Skillman’s office plans to release a full delegation list when details are finalized. The trip will be paid for entirely through private donations.