Markell heads to India for a trade mission

By Amy Cherry 12:02pm, January 18, 2013 - Updated 2:40pm, January 18, 2013
Gov. Markell
Governor Markell will embark on a 10-day trip to India.

The trade mission includes visits with CEOS from Internet technology firms in Mumbai, Bangalore, and Delhi, in hopes those companies will expand or re-locate to Delaware.

Here's his pitch.

"We have a lot of very talented people in the IT field, I mean just think about all the people in our financial services companies and the like, and another significant Delaware company just got a big investment this week, SevOne, so we've got a great workforce; we're a great place to do business," says Markell.

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Markell will also speak at an annual IT leadership forum in Mumbai February 13th.

He was last in India in 1978, so he's expecting several changes.

"India has come, certainly a very long way over these last 30 years, but my job is to make sure we're doing everything we can to make sure Delaware's well-positioned in the economy going forward," Markell says.

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He'll be traveling with DelDOT Sec. Shailen Bhatt, University of Delaware President Pat Harker, and Deputy Director for International Trade Felicia Pullam.

He leaves Feb. 6th and returns Feb. 13th.

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