Indiana governor makes second trip abroad this spring

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb announced plans Friday for his second overseas business trip this spring.

Holcomb will travel with Trade Secretary Brad Chambers to Sweden, the United Kingdom and Monaco from April 24 to May 1 for meetings with business leaders and governments in those countries, the official said. Indiana Economic Development Corp.

This trip comes after Holcomb and Chambers traveled at the end of March to Slovakia and Israel. While in Slovakia, Holcomb visited a refugee camp for hundreds of Ukrainians fleeing the Russian invasion of their country.

Holcomb’s program in Sweden includes a meeting with executives from Saab, which manufactures sections for a new US Air Force jet trainer at a factory in West Lafayette. The governor has meetings with Britain’s Rolls-Royce and Tate & Lyle, both of which have major operations in Indiana.

The Monegasque stop allowed Holcomb to meet Prince Albert II and attend the Formula E World Championship race for fully electric racing cars for sessions with motorsport and electric vehicle companies.

The cost of the trip is being paid for by private donations to the Indiana Economic Development Foundation, the agency said.