Jindal announces mission trip to Asia

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South

BATON ROUGE – Governor Piyush “Bobby” Jindal recently announced an economic development mission to Japan, South Korea and Taiwan to cultivate more foreign-direct investment opportunities and increased trade between Louisiana and key Asian markets.

Jindal will be meeting with dozens of corporate executives in energy, chemicals, and manufacturing industries, including companies already doing business in Louisiana.

In total, Jindal will be meeting with ten companies, including companies that are actively considering projects in Louisiana.

“We now have more people employed than ever in Louisiana,” Jindal said. “After more than two decades of more people leaving Louisiana than moving into the state, and after being the only state in the South with consistent outmigration, more people have been moving into Louisiana than moving out for the past five years.

Jindal emphasized that Louisiana is an attractive sign for more foreign direct investment.

“Our state is ripe for more foreign direct investment,” Jindal said. “When multinational companies seek to expand into the U.S., they typically look for three key assets: a business-friendly investment climate; availability of an extensive infrastructure that provides access to large consumer markets; and an efficient and available workforce that meets their needs.

 “Louisiana has clear advantages in all three of these areas.”