Reynolds to lead trade, investment mission to India 

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds will lead a trade mission to India in September with hopes to strengthen the state’s trade and investment relationship with the fast-growing country. The trade mission will include Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig and a delegation of agricultural and business leaders. 

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds will lead a trade mission to India in September with hopes to strengthen the state’s trade and investment relationship with the fast-growing country. The trade mission will include Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig and a delegation of agricultural and business leaders.  

“India is the world’s largest democracy and, over the last two decades, it has transformed its economy, making it the fifth largest in the world,” Ms. Reynolds said in a news release. “With India’s tremendous growth and massive consumer market, this trade mission is an excellent opportunity to promote Iowa as an investment destination for Indian companies – particularly those in advanced manufacturing, biotech, finance, and insurance – and a strong trade partner in agricultural exports.” 

The trade mission is being organized by the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) with support from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Commercial Service. The governor is expected to meet with business and government leaders in Mumbai and New Delhi. Iowa companies will participate in meetings specific to their market entry or expansion needs. 

“Given that Iowa is a global agricultural powerhouse and India has the world’s largest population with a rapidly growing economy of consumers, the opportunity to build upon our existing partnership is a win-win for both India and Iowa,” Mr. Naig said in the release. 

The IEDA works to stimulate foreign direct investment in the state, offers export assistance for small and mid-sized Iowa companies, and coordinates international trade and investment missions and trade show opportunities for Iowa companies. 

Businesses or organizations interested in joining the trade mission should contact IEDA at india2024@iowaeda.com. For more information on resources available to Iowa businesses wanting to market their products or services globally, visit iowaeda.com

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