Last night, the Governor’s Economic Development & Tourism Office and the Texas Economic Development Corporation brought Governor Greg Abbott back from a successful economic development trip to India. The Texas delegation met with government representatives, corporate executives, and business leaders while on the trip in an effort to highlight Texas’ robust economy, support Indian businesses’ continued trade, employment creation, and capital investment in Texas, and fortify the state’s long-standing alliance with India. Governor Abbott had visited India twice before.
“This economic development mission to India has strengthened our understanding of the deep cultural tenants that Texans and the Indian people share,” Abbott stated. “Both of us have kind hearts and hope for a better, more wealthy future for our kids and grandkids. After this incredibly successful economic development trip, Texas continues to be the most sought-after location for Indian foreign direct investment and employment created in the entire United States. I have no doubt that this enduring bond and strong collaboration will continue for years to come.”
First Lady Cecilia Abbott, Secretary of State Jane Nelson, Executive Director Adriana Cruz of the Governor’s Economic Development and Tourism Office, Vice Chair of the Texas Economic Development Corporation, Nextt President Arun Agarwal, and President and CEO Aaron Demerson of the Texas Economic Development Corporation were present with the governor. Leaders in business and economic development from throughout the state, representing over sixteen businesses, municipalities, and organisations dedicated to economic development, were also part of the Texas delegation.
Governor Abbott and the Texas team met with executives from Infosys, Reliance Industries, Tata Consultancy Services, and Wipro on the first day of the mission. Governor Abbott spoke about the companies’ continued cooperation with Texas to increase their footprint in the Lone Star State at the sessions. The businesses also emphasised their separate, steadfast, ongoing philanthropic contributions. The governor also highlighted Texas’ leadership in the IT, energy, aerospace, and industrial sectors on a national and international scale, as well as the state’s ongoing efforts to invest in a diversified and expanding labour force that is equipped to meet the demands of a more modernised society.
Governor Abbott Highlights Mumbai’s Manufacturing and Energy Sectors in Texas
Governor Abbott gave a tour to the A.M. Naik School (Naik School), which is housed on the Larsen and Toubro Limited (L&T) site, on day two along with the Texas delegation. The Naik School, founded by the charitable Naik Charitable Trust, offers pupils a distinctive educational experience that equips them for the needs of an ever-evolving world. Later, to talk about the company’s current activities and future ambitions in Texas, the governor met with L&T Chairman Emeritus A.M. Naik.
Additionally, Governor Abbott took part in a jersey exchange with the Mumbai Cricket Association, contributing jerseys from the professional cricket teams Texas Super Kings and Dallas Wolves, which stand in for the state’s two newest cricket leagues.
Governor Abbott discussed ways Texas and India may continue to forge stronger trade and economic ties during his participation in a roundtable and reception on behalf of the Texas-India business industry that evening, which was organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). Mumbai-based business groups, women executives, and members of CII participated in the roundtable. Governor Abbott also expressed his wish to work with India to help it achieve its goal of becoming the world’s second-largest economy.