Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Wednesday announced that she and other state officials are traveling to Europe this week on her administration's first overseas trade mission.
In a statement, the Republican governor said that Commerce Secretary Hugh McDonald and Arkansas Economic Development Commission Executive Director Clint O’Neal will join her on the trip. They'll be meeting with American, British, French and German business executives to "make the case for investing in Arkansas and bringing good-paying jobs to our state."
The trip includes a stop at the Paris Air Show, the world's premier and largest event dedicated to the aviation and space industry. The six-day event begins Monday.
"At the Paris Air Show, I’ll convene with leaders in the aerospace industry to discuss Arkansas’ growing contributions to America’s national security and thriving defense industry," Sanders said.
"My administration is lowering taxes, improving schools, and making our streets safer to help Arkansas become the most business-friendly state in the nation. It’s time for the whole world to learn what Arkansans already know: there’s never been a better time to invest in the Natural State and call it home.”