By The Associated Press
INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb will lead a trade mission to France, Belgium and Germany beginning next week.
Holcomb will be accompanied by Indiana Secretary of Commerce Jim Schellinger, Indiana Economic Development Corp. directors John Thompson and Mark Neal and IEDC staff. The delegation will depart on Wednesday, March 6, and return on Thursday, March 14.
The IEDC says Indiana is home to 450 European businesses that support more than 113,200 jobs across the state. In 2017, businesses exported $9.6 billion of Indiana-made products to Europe, accounting for more than 25 percent of the state's total exports.
The trip will be Holcomb's third foreign trade mission to Europe and seventh overall as governor. The costs of the trade mission are being paid through private donations to the Indiana Economic Development Foundation.