Posted: Jan 8, 2014 11:24 AM
Updated: Jan 8, 2014 12:35 PM
BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal announced plans today to travel to Asia in order to market Louisiana as a business partner to the region.
The one-week trip would start Saturday, Jan. 11, and include Louisiana Economic Development Secretary Stephen Moret. Jindal said he plans to visit Taiwan, Japan, and South Korea to meet with 10 different companies, hoping to build and grow partnerships between them and Louisiana.
The governor made the announcement during an address at the Press Club of Baton Rouge about the future of economic development in the state. He said Louisiana's gross domestic product had grown by $36 billion since he took office, and per capita income in the state was at its highest level in more than 80 years.
Jindal said the overseas trip was necessary to secure a stake in foreign business investment, which is expected to increase as the global economic recovery continues.
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