Gov. Chris Gregoire is leaving the state Sunday for a 10-day trade mission to South Korea and India. Secretary of State Sam Reed has made a few trips to India over the past decade but Gregoire says she is Washington’s first governor to visit.
Her office put out a news release outlining her agenda overseas.
Her staffers list Korea as the state’s No. 4 top export market and India as the state’s 24th largest export market in 2011 – a bit of a shift from 2009 when this state Department of Commerce report listed Korea as No. 5 ($2 billion) and India No. 7 ($1.8 billion). Other trade info is here.
A statement from Gregoire: