Haley traveling to India to lure jobs to SC

Haley traveling to India to lure jobs to SC


Associated Press

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Gov. Nikki Haley is traveling to her parents' native country next week in hopes of persuading Indian companies to bring jobs to South Carolina.

The newly re-elected daughter of Indian immigrants told reporters Thursday her immediate focus as the state's CEO includes the India trip. She called the trip's schedule brutally busy.

It marks Haley's first visit to India since she was 2 years old.

Commerce officials are expected to give details on the trip Friday.

They have said it will include meetings in the Indian state of Punjab, where Haley's parents were born. They immigrated in the 1960s.

Haley is the first woman of Indian heritage to become governor of a U.S. state.

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