Governor on trade mission to India

Gov. Steve Beshear is on a second trade mission to India, hoping to ink a deal that could result in more jobs for Kentucky.

The governor and Economic Development Secretary Larry Hays left Saturday and are planning to return by mid-week.

Beshear spokeswoman Jill Midkiff said Monday the governor is
expecting to announce "an exciting economic development" later
this week, but declined to provide additional details.

Beshear led a delegation to India last fall, visiting New Delhi
and Mumbai at the invitation of NASSCOM, a nonprofit organization
that facilitates business and trade in software and services.

India is one of the fastest growing economies in the world and
is a leading trade and economic partner for the United States.
Kentucky's exports to India have grown more than 252 percent to
$96.5 million since 2004.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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