LINCOLN, Neb. (KMTV) — Governor Pete Ricketts announced plans to promote international trade and investment in Nebraska at a press conference Monday.
He was joined by state senators, state agency directors, the Nebraska Beef Council, and companies in Nebraska doing business overseas.
They will be traveling to the U.K. and Ireland Aug. 20 to 28. The travel corresponds with a game the Husker football team is scheduled to play at Northwestern in Dublin, Ireland on Aug. 27.
The governor has done several trade missions over the years.
Ricketts says he wants to strengthen both country's ties to Nebraska and help encourage new investment in communities in the state.
"We still think there's going to be tremendous opportunities there. In fact, Irish and U.K. companies invest in Nebraska and have created about 6,000 jobs,” said Ricketts.
Businesses interested in participating can contact Nebraska Department of Economic Development’s Cobus Block at email@example.com to apply.