Governor Mike Pence will lead an economic development and jobs mission to Germany next month, his second international job-hunting trip as governor.
"Our latest legislative session continued to build upon Indiana's economic reputation as a pro-growth, pro-jobs state. This well-timed trip is an exceptional opportunity to continue telling the world why Indiana is a state that works for business," said Pence. "As the third largest foreign employer in Indiana, German companies recognize the quality of Indiana-made goods. During this targeted jobs mission, we will showcase Indiana on an international stage, meet with German business leaders and learn how Indiana can continue to enhance its reputation as the U.S. destination of choice for their investments."
The Governor will depart Indiana on April 12 and return on April 18. During the targeted job-hunting trip, he will travel to Aachen, Wipperfurth, Bocholt, Hanover and Berlin to meet with business and government leaders and host a business reception for potential investors. He will also make calls to executives from Zentis GmbH & Co., VOSS Automotive and Jaeger Holding as well as other companies with Indiana operations. In response to Ambassador to the United States Dr. Peter Ammon's visit to Indiana last summer to promote the Skills Initiative, the Governor will visit Zentis to learn firsthand about Germany's distinguished workforce development system.
During the trip, the Governor will also visit Ramstein Air Base, the U.S. Air Forces European headquarters and home to the 86th Airlift Wing.