Arizona's Governor is heading across the pond to promote economic development. Governor Doug Ducey will travel to the United Kingdom later this month to tout the economic advantages of doing business in Arizona. Last year Arizona’s trade with the UK totaled more than $1.4 billion and companies based in the UK accounted for 14,300 Arizona jobs.
“We are positioning Arizona to compete not just domestically for jobs and talent, but globally as well,” said Governor Ducey. “Already, direct investment from the UK accounts for over 14,000 jobs in Arizona. By expanding these ties, we are able to further Arizona’s reputation as a top destination for industry-leading companies and create more opportunity for Arizona citizens. I look forward to sharing how Arizona is growing our economic competitiveness, bringing jobs to our state, and preparing our workforce for opportunities in the 21st century economy.”
But it won't be all work, the Governor will also attend the Arizona Cardinals game against the Los Angeles Rams at Twickenham stadium on October 22nd. He'll meet with tourism industry representatives and promote travel to Arizona.