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Senator Head Helps Foster Economic Ties with China

October 24, 2013

  10/25/13 State Senator Randy Head, the Republican from Logansport will host a delegation of Chinese officials from Indiana’s sister province of Zhejiang at the Statehouse on Monday, Oct. 28. Discussions will center around continued efforts to foster sister-city relationships as well as educational and economic growth between Indiana and Zhejiang.

“Indiana’s sister relationship with Zhejiang has been building for decades, and this is a great opportunity for officials from the province to sit and talk with Hoosier lawmakers,” Head said. “We will continue to highlight Indiana’s positive business climate and demonstrate that the Hoosier State is a prime location for Chinese investment and future development.”

The Director General of the province’s Foreign Affairs Department, Yong Hui, is visiting as part of the delegation and represents the interests of millions of Chinese citizens.

Head recently traveled to China with his wife, Lisa Swaim, and Logansport Mayor, Ted Franklin, to meet with business officials and noted that Zhejiang’s economy has grown exponentially in the last decade.

Larry Ingraham, president of Ingraham & Associates, Inc. in Carmel, also accompanied Head to China and has been an important leader in Indiana’s outreach to Asia since he served as a top aide under former Indiana Gov. Robert Orr in the 1980s. 

“The visit to Indiana by Zhejiang government and business delegations is an important milestone in our 26-year-old, sister-state relationship. We look forward to discussing many mutual opportunities with them,” Ingraham said.

This month’s visit by the delegation will be the third time that Head has hosted Chinese officials from Zhejiang at the Indiana Statehouse.