Saturday, August 30, 2014   

Taipei stop for Louisiana official
(01-09 12:03)

Bobby Jindal, a local official of the US state of Louisiana, plans to travel to Asia for a week, for business and trade in Japan, South Korea and Taiwan.
The Republican governor said he and Economic Development Secretary Stephen Moret will meet with representatives of 10 companies, along with senior government officials and others to discuss expanding economic ties between Louisiana and the countries.
Jindal announced his plans at the Baton Rouge Press Club on Wednesday.
They will leave Saturday. This is the governor's first overseas economic development mission during his six years in office.
On the list for meetings are corporate executives in the energy, chemical and manufacturing industries. Jindal said that includes companies already doing business in Louisiana, like Formosa and Shintech, and companies that the state is actively recruiting for projects in the state.
The governor said the state wants to build on its attraction of more than US$26 billion in investment from foreign companies in Louisiana projects since he has taken office in 2008.
Jindal said countries like Japan and South Korea are expected to be among the largest drivers of foreign investment in the United States in the next few years. He said corporate executives in Asian nations place great value on developing personal relationships with government leaders when choosing investment sites.—AP
   
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