Arkansas Governor to visit Europe for trade talks

Published on : Thursday, July 7, 2016

Governor of Arkansas Asa HutchinsonAsa Hutchinson, the Governor of Arkansas has mentioned on Tuesday that he would be soon departing for Europe this weekend on a business recruitment mission. He would be returning on 14th July, 2016.


First, the Governor would travel to London, based in England to be present at the Farnborough International Airshow on Monday. This show comprises a booth of Arkansas. The Governor and Arkansas Economic Development Commission’s representatives would be meeting the aerospace companies based in different parts of the world. During his short stay in London, the Governor also has plans to meet the representatives of the aerospace organizations that already have their presence on the region on London.


The Farnborough International Airshow is an important aviation trade show that is organized twice during a year in the United Kingdom. Every alternate year in which this Airshow is not held, the Paris International Airshow is conducted.


Hutchinson said that his trip to the Paris International Airshow last year triggered the creation of brand new jobs for the people of Arkansas. He went on to add that the presence of his representatives in the Farnborough Airshow offered them the golden opportunity to interact with the largest aerospace companies in the entire world. This is why he considers Arkansas a crucial locale for this sector.


He further stated that he was hopeful that his visits would play a significant role in leading about positive growth in the aero-defense industry in Arkansas.


Asa Hutchinson is scheduled to leave for Berlin from London on 12th July in order to open the new European office of Arkansas. In Germany, the Governor would meet the representatives of various German companies who have ties with Arkansas as well as John Emerson, the US Ambassador.


During 2015 Belgium, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Germany and France were some of the nations that were among the top 20 partners of Arkansas. Almost 16.9% of the exports from Arkansas was due to the presence of these countries.


Scott Hardin, the spokesman of Economic Development Commission said that the 10-member delegation for this trip comprises Mike Preston, the Economic Development Director, Susan Hutchinson, the first lady and the Governor.

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