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Gov. Tomblin and Cabinet Secretary Burdette provide update on European Investment Mission.
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today hosted a video teleconference from the European office in Zurich, Switzerland to provide an update on the 13-day Investment Mission to Europe, which included stops in Spain, France, Germany, Switzerland and Italy.
"I've had the opportunity to personally express my thanks to a number of European executives whose companies already have operations in West Virginia. And I've sat down with potential investors to tell them all the great things West Virginia has to offer-our strong economy, pro-business incentives and strategic location," Gov. Tomblin said. "Our meetings have been very productive and I look forward to returning home to see the impact of our investment mission."
During the investment mission, Gov. Tomblin met with companies currently during business in West Virginia-including Constellium, Saint-Gobain, and Pietro Fiorentini-as well as companies considering investing in the state. The governor also attended the K-show, the world's largest international trade fair for the plastics and rubber industry, in addition to speaking at the Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce luncheon and the Vicenza Trade Association investment seminar.
The European office, located in the Zurich World Trade Center, provides virtual and actual office space for the West Virginia Development Office to provide resources throughout Europe.
Amy Shuler Goodwin