Holcomb leads trade mission to Europe

(Photo provided/Governor Eric Holcomb Twitter)

The governor is heading to Europe on Sunday. It is an economic development trip, Governor Eric Holcomb’s third to Germany and Switzerland. It is paid for by private donations to the Indiana Economic Development Corp.

Holcomb says the trip will ultimately benefit you with job opportunities and more European companies with a stake in Indiana’s economy. His office says 117,600 jobs in Indiana are supported by 535 European companies, and these trips help strengthen existing relationships and build new ones.

The governor will be joined by Commerce Secretary Brad Chambers and others from the Indiana Economic Development Corporation.

“Germany and Switzerland have been long-standing, reliable partners with Indiana for many years,” Holcomb said.

“As we consider the future of energy and industrial growth at the national level, we must always keep in mind how global events are affecting our shared and connected economies. For example, the war in Ukraine has had many serious repercussions that have reverberated throughout Europe and Asia and I particularly look forward to discussions with our German partners on how we can help and show our way through these times of great change in the industry , ” he said.

Here’s how the trip should go:

On Monday and Tuesday, the group will meet existing partners in Germany, on the occasion of German Unity Day. They will participate in a roundtable with the American Chamber of Commerce in Germany on the global energy transition and common strategies for accelerating renewable resources. They will also meet with 138 German companies with facilities in Hoosier State.

On Wednesday, they travel to Switzerland, where the group meets with Dormakaba, a security company with a 200,000 square foot facility in Indianapolis.

On Thursday, still in Switzerland, they meet Medartis, which hosts its American headquarters in Warsaw; and Roche, the parent company of Indianapolis-headquartered Roche Diagnostics North America.

“I look forward to continuing our discussions on innovation and industries of the future in both countries and in Indiana,” Sec said. Bedrooms.

“Our partnerships with Germany and Switzerland have been crucial for industry growth and technological advancements in advanced manufacturing, Industry 4.0, pharmaceuticals and orthopedics, boosting R&D and providing opportunities for quality career for Hoosiers.”

Many foreign companies that invest in Indiana end up creating well-paying jobs in the state.


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