GOV. PENCE HEADS OVERSEAS
An economic development mission led by Gov. Mike Pence is leaving for Japan today. During the nine-day trip, Pence and the delegation will meet with government and business leaders, as well as potential investors. Japan is Indiana’s fifth-largest export country in the world, and nearly 44,000 Hoosiers are employed by Japanese companies located in the state. Sunright America, Inc., which supplies Toyota with nuts, bolts and specialty fasteners, plans to expand its operations in Columbus by adding up to 103 jobs by 2016. Indiana is a popular choice for manufacturing companies due to its strong infrastructure, proximity to suppliers of surface treatment and materials, and because it is central to customers’ locations. Columbus has also been chosen as a good location in that past due to the great assistance and cooperation from the state and the city.