Governor Beshear is in India for a seven day economic development visit. This is the governor’s third trip to India. Last year, he announced 250 new jobs in Elizabethtown for the India based packaging company, Flex Films. The firm is investing 180 million dollars in the Commonwealth. Almost 30 percent of all capital investment and more than 22 percent of all jobs announced in 2011 were the result of foreign owned enterprises.
India represents one of the fastest growing economies in the world and is a leading trade and economic partner for the United States. Earlier this year Governor Beshear also made economic development trips to Taiwan, Japan, Germany, and France.