July 9, 2014
Governor Terry McAuliffe is embarking on the first international trade mission of his governorship, an eight day trip to China and the United Kingdom.
The governor, along with other officials from the state, will be meeting with business executives and government representatives in an effort to bring more businesses and jobs back to Virginia and find new customers for products exported from the Commonwealth.
“Creating jobs, growing Virginia’s economy and finding new markets for our product are my top priorities,” said Governor McAuliffe. “Trade missions like these are a great opportunity to meet prospective partners face-to-face and convince them to bring their business to the Commonwealth.”
While in China, the governor is scheduled to meet executives from the Tranlin Paper Company, which recently announced a $2 billion investment in Chesterfield County that will create 2,000 manufacturing jobs. He will also host a private Virginia reception for prospective Chinese companies interested in investing in Virginia as well as Chinese companies that could expand an existing relationship with Virginia.
Gov. McAuliffe will then travel to London to attend the Farnborough International Airshow and a number of business-development events related to the airshow.
The Governor and his team will also attend a number of private meetings with companies that could invest in Virginia’s economy.