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Governor Holcomb to lead business delegation abroad

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb will head abroad in May to strengthen Indiana's global business economy.

Officials close to Governor Holcomb say he will head to Israel and Europe leading an agricultural biosciences-focused delegation. The delegation will be joined by Indiana Secretary of Commerce Jim Schellinger, Indiana State Department of Agriculture Director Bruce Kettler as well as representatives of local businesses in the state's agricultural biosciences industry.

The delegation will leave Indiana on May 6 and return on May 11.

While in Israel, the delegation will attend the Agritech Israel Conference in Tel Aviv. Governor Holcomb will be giving the opening remarks.

The delegation will also meet with industry stakeholders with strong ties to Indiana as well as Israel's Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Uri Ariel.

Later in May, Governor Holcomb will again lead a delegation to Europe which will travel through Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France and Slovakia.

European ties to Indiana are strong, as 450 European business facilities in Indiana provide over 100,000 Hoosier jobs.

These trips abroad will mark the 5th and 6th international economic development trips Holcomb has made as Governor.

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