New Jersey – India Inaugural Business Roundtable Featuring Philip D. Murphy
NEW DELHI, September 16, 2019 – Governor of New Jersey Philip D. Murphy kicked off a seven-day, six city visit to India today 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). Addressing a gathering of over 60 industry leaders, Governor Murphy emphasized the strong partnership between New Jersey and India.
“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.”
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.
FICCI Senior Committee Member and Nucleus Software Exports Ltd. Managing Director Vishnu Dusad opened the event, welcoming the Governor and saying, that with the largest concentration of India Diaspora in US and a strong people to people connect, it is only befitting that the two regions should only expand their ties & collaborate. He added that the best of New Jersey and India is before us and the opportunities are unlimited.
His address was followed by special remarks from Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Biocon Limited Chairperson & Managing Director and USIBC Board of Director Member noted, “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 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.