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Local Leaders To Visit China

Last updated on Monday, May 28, 2012

(BEDFORD) - Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman will lead a trade mission to China in June, celebrating Indiana’s 25-year relationship with that nation, the world’s most populous nation.

Hoosiers entered into a landmark sister-state agreement with Zhejiang province when Gov. Robert Orr visited there in 1987.

The delegation, including a coalition of local officials, is set to leave June 11 and return June 17.

Gene McCracken, executive director of the LCEGC, emphasized local leaders will continue to support existing industries throughout the county, but they also were determined to seek foreign investment.

McCracken, Bedford Mayor Shawna Girgis, Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce President Jamie Medlock, and Mike Kern, a Bedford native and vice president of Gaylor, Inc., comprise the local delegation to join Skillman on the trade mission.

The group is looking into how to bring foreign investors into the community.

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