NC officials visit Europe to recruit

May 29, 2009 7:39:43 AM PDT
Officials from the NC Department of Commerce are headed overseas.Business recruiters are planning a two-week trip to Europe that includes a stop at the Paris air show and an estimated price tag of more than $137,000.

According to a Raleigh newspaper, a five-member delegation has meetings scheduled with 27 companies in five countries. Commerce officials say the trip has the potential to bring investment to North Carolina worth $466 million and 2,900 jobs.

Commerce Secretary Keith Crisco says the trip is necessary to continue building the state's place in the aviation industry.

North Carolina already has attracted HondaJet to Greensboro and Spirit Aerosystems is building a jetliner component plant in Kinston.


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