Pence meets with GE Aviation executives

LONDON (WLFI) — Tuesday marks the halfway point of Gov. Mike Pence’s economic development trip to the United Kingdom.

Pence’s trip centers around the Farnborough International Airshow, which runs throughout the week. On Tuesday, Pence will meet with executives from Raytheon, Tate and Lyle and GE Aviation, which is due to break ground on a Lafayette plant next week.

The airshow brings together hundreds of groups in the global aerospace industry. Pence, reached by Skype Tuesday morning, said Indiana is finding a way to stand out.

“I think, I’m only one of about a half a dozen governors from the United States that are present and only a limited number of states have a booth,” Pence said. “Indiana’s got a very good presence here, a 22-member delegation manning our booth.”

The United Kingdom is Indiana’s second largest global investor, trailing Japan.

Pence wraps up his visit Wednesday.

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