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Strong New Jersey-India partnership to promote growth, investments: New Jersey Governor Philip D Murphy

Sep 16, 2019


NEW DELHI, 16 September 2019: Mr Philip D. Murphy, Governor of New Jersey today kicked off a seven-day, six-city visit to India with a business roundtable and reception, hosted by the U.S.-India Business Council (USIBC) and the Federation for Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI).


Speaking at the 'New Jersey-India Inaugural Business Roundtable', organised by FICCI and USIBCGovernor Murphy emphasised on the strong partnership between New Jersey and India to a gathering of over 60 industry leaders.


"A strong bilateral partnership between New Jersey and India helps promote inclusive economic growth and new investments," said Governor Murphy. "I look forward to working collaboratively with the USIBC and FICCI to strengthen our business relations and promote economic opportunity both in New Jersey and India," he added. 

Amid growing interest in India at the U.S. state level, the visit is designed to strengthen economic connections to one of New Jersey's largest trade and investment partners, as well as expand already extensive cultural and educational ties.


Mr Vishnu Dusad, FICCI Senior Committee Member and Nucleus Software Exports Ltd. Managing Director said, "With the largest concentration of Indian diaspora in US and a strong people to people connect, it is only befitting that the two regions should only expand their ties and collaborate." He added that the best of New Jersey and India is before us and the opportunities are unlimited.


Ms Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Chairperson and Managing Director, Biocon Limited and Member, USIBC Board of Director said, "We hope engagements like this will further strengthen the close cultural and economic ties between New Jersey and India, and encourage greater innovation-led tech cooperation between the two countries."


The delegation from New Jersey, led by Governor Murphy and Choose New Jersey President and CEO Mr Tim Sullivan, focused on the compelling case for investment by Indian industry in New Jersey. The program also featured testimonials by Indian companies operating in New Jersey.

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