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By Shafaat Khan, Washington, DC. Copy Edited By Adam Rizvi, 7 July 2020, TIO: Ambassador of India to the United States, Taranjit Singh Sandhu had a virtual
interaction with Governor of Michigan, Gretchen Whitmer on 7 July 2020. Ambassador Sandhu and Governor Whitmer discussed India-Michigan economic and people-to-
people relations. During the interaction, Ambassador Sandhu and Governor Whitmer discussed the ways to enhance the mutually beneficial trade and investment partnership in sectors such as automotive, manufacturing, aerospace, services, and agriculture sectors.
India and Michigan have robust trade and investment relationship. The total trade between India and Michigan stands at US$ 2.49 billion (2019). Many Indian companies
in IT, automotive design, engineering & construction, life sciences/pharma, manufacturing & energy sectors have invested in Michigan. As per CII's 2020 report on
Indian investment in the U.S., 23 Indian companies have invested around US$ 453 million in Michigan, thereby creating 3,971 jobs. India is one of the few countries
identified by the State of Michigan for business development and mutual investments.
Michigan Economic Development Commission regularly conducts investment missions in India. Ambassador Sandhu and Governor Whitmer also noted the vibrant presence of Indian
the community in Michigan, including a large number of Indian students in Universities/Colleges, and their contribution in strengthening the partnership between India and the State of Michigan.
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Source: Press Release, Embassy Of India, Washington.
Curated by Alizah D Rizvi