Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb is set to lead an international trade mission to the state’s largest foreign investor. Business leaders and economic development officials will go along with him next month to visit Japan.
Holcomb will meet with Japanese government officials, national business chambers, and executives of Subaru, Toyota, and Honda. He will also participate in the Midwest U.S.-Japan Association Conference.
Holcomb says the goal is to encourage continued investment and trade.
“The cultural and economic ties between Indiana and Japan are storied and strong,” he explains. “The state’s relationship with Japan is crucial to our economy and to supporting Hoosier jobs across the state.”
More than 280 Japanese businesses support more than 58,000 jobs in Indiana– the largest amount of Japanese investment per capita in the United States. The state also exports $1.6 billion in Hoosier-made goods to Japan each year.
The trade mission lasts from September 7 to September 15 and includes stops in Tokyo, Nagoya, and Tochigi Prefecture.