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Gov. Phil Murphy. Photo by Kevin Sanders for the New Jersey Globe.

Murphy headed to India for fall trade mission

By David Wildstein, July 15 2019 1:10 pm

Gov. Phil Murphy will lead a week-long economic trade mission to India in September.

“As India’s role as one of our key partners continues to expand, we want to make sure we maximize the potential of our economic relationship,” said Murphy, who announced the trip today. “I am excited to make the case for New Jersey as a leading investment choice for Indian companies, creating lasting partnerships and good jobs for our residents. We are proud to be the home of one of America’s most deeply-rooted Indian American communities and growing our economic partnership will only strengthen those ties.”

New Jersey had an estimated 292,000 Asian Indians residing in the state, according to the 2010 U.S. Census.

Murphy will visit six cities — Delhi, Agra, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, and Gandhinagar – in a bid to strengthen economic ties with a major trade and investment partner.  He will also see to cultivate additional investment opportunities for New Jersey, and well as enhance cultural and economic ties.

“Our state is immeasurably strengthened by the proud Indian-American community that calls New Jersey its home, and I am grateful to see the Governor continue to take steps, both internationally and domestically, to promote the diversity of backgrounds and relationships that make our state such a great place to live,” said State Sen. Vin Gopal (D-Long Branch), one of two South Asian Indian-Americans in the legislature.

First Lady Tammy Murphy, New Jersey Economic Development Authority CEO Tim Sullivan, and Choose New Jersey CEO Jose Lozano will be part of the delegation.

Last year, Murphy led trade missions to Germany and Israel.

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