Governor Holcomb, delegation promote Indiana to Belgian, European Union, NATO stakeholders

Indianapolis, In. — Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb, Indiana Secretary of Commerce Jim Schellinger and the delegation continued the economic development trip this week in Brussels, meeting with business leaders and government officials with ties to Belgium and the European Union.

“I’ve told every governor I’ve met that Brussels should be their launching pad to Europe. Governor Holcomb is the first governor to take me up on that,”said U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Belgium Ronald J. Gidwitz. “Indiana will benefit for many years because of Holcomb’s strategic international engagement efforts.”

The delegation joined AmCham EU and representatives of its 160-company membership, which spans across the 28 Member Countries of the European Union, to share key benefits of doing business in Indiana, from its pro-growth business climate to its central location and robust infrastructure network.

This marks Gov. Holcomb’s fourth international economic development trip to Europe, which supports 450 business facilities in Indiana and more than 113,200 Hoosier jobs, accounting for nearly 60 percent of the state’s jobs supported by foreign direct investment. The delegation also traveled to Germany to meet with business executives and government officials.