Governor Matt Bevin attended the National Governors Association US-Japan Governors Forum in Tokyo this week during an economic development this in East Asia. He met with Japanese officials and business leaders to discuss workforce development, business innovation and economic growth. Japan is Kentucky’s No. 1 foreign direct investor with nearly 200 facilities in the Commonwealth operated by Japanese-owned companies. Kentucky ranks second nationally in the percentage of jobs supported by Japanese foreign direct investment. On Wednesday, the governor traveled to Seoul, South Korea with Executive Officer Vivek Sarin of the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development on a trade mission, meeting with Korean business executives, trade, and industry associations and U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Harry Harris. Five businesses with roots in the Republic of Korea currently operate or are building a total of six facilities in Kentucky.
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