An Indiana delegation led by Governor Eric Holcomb and Secretary of Commerce Jim Schellinger is continuing its economic development trip in Europe. The group most recently visited Brussels to meet with business and government leaders with ties to Belgium and the European Union.
Schellinger says only two Belgian companies are invested in Indiana, but believes "there is tremendous opportunity to attract even more investment and jobs to the Hoosier state." He says he is encouraged by the interest chief executive officers there are showing in Indiana.
The trip included a roundtable with executives of Belgium-based businesses interested in expanding to the United States and a visit to NATO headquarters in Brussels to meet with U.S. Ambassador to NATO Bailey Hutchinson.
The group previously traveled to France, which is the largest European importer of Indiana-made goods. That leg of the trip also included a CEO roundtable, as well as a meeting with leaders of MEDEF International, which is France’s largest employer federation.