Governor Ralph Northam is leading an international trade and marketing mission to Europe through Friday, May 21.
He is accompanied by Secretary of Commerce and Trade Brian Ball and representatives from the Virginia Economic Development Partnership. During the course of their trip the governor and his delegation will visit Germany, Greece, and Switzerland and will participate in 15 meetings over the course of the mission.
“As we emerge from the pandemic and continue our recovery, we can focus more on driving economic development and recruiting new investment,” said the governor. “Sharing Virginia’s compelling business story with companies and partners across the globe has never been more important, and I am grateful for this opportunity to build relationships over the course of this marketing mission that will lead to new jobs and positive growth for the commonwealth.”
Governor Northam and his delegation are participating in foreign direct investment meetings, including two business roundtables, to discuss Virginia’s advantages with leaders of international companies. In addition, the governor is meeting with the U.S. Ambassador to Greece, Geoffrey Pyatt, and Eva Weigold Schultz, Chargé d’Affaires at the U.S. Embassy in Bern, Switzerland.