NJ delegation visits India to firm up business, cultural ties

Newark, NJ: Choose New Jersey completed its second successful economic mission trip to India this month further building on the connections established during the September 2019 business mission to India led by Governor Phil Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy. 

The eight-day mission, spanning four cities, took place from Dec.10-17. During the week, the nine-member delegation from Choose New Jersey, New Jersey India Center, New Jersey Economic Development Authority, and global technology consultancy CGI visited New Delhi, Bengaluru, Mumbai, and Ahmedabad/Gandhinagar to bolster ties and cultivate further investment opportunities for New Jersey. 

“There is no state in the United States that has stronger people-to-people, economic, academic, and commercial ties to India than New Jersey,” said Wesley Mathews, president and CEO of Choose New Jersey. “Our second mission to India in three years was very successful and highly productive. I am eager to further advance collaboration and industry connections between New Jersey and India.” 

During the trip, the delegation met with 28 Indian companies across diverse sectors including banking and finance, information technology, pharmaceuticals, food products, and biotechnology. Additionally, the delegation had the opportunity to interact with U.S. diplomatic mission personnel in New Delhi, Bengaluru, Mumbai, and Ahmedabad, as well as share what makes New Jersey an ideal investment destination with six Indian industry organizations (AIFPA, NASSCOM, ESC, ABLE, CII, MACCIA) and the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce (IACC).  

“The connections between India and New Jersey run very deep, and we are pleased to continue to foster the collaboration between our country and the State of New Jersey,” said Dheer Shah, CFO, BDR Pharmaceuticals International Pvt. Ltd. 

To explore their future expansion plans, the delegation met with large Indian companies, including TCS, Wipro, Mphasis, Biocon, ACG, and ITC, all of which already have a footprint in New Jersey. The delegation also met with Enzene Biosciences Ltd. and Meteoric Biopharmaceuticals, both of whom have finalized their plans to open locations in the Garden State. A cultural visit to BAPS Swaminarayan’s Pramukh Swami Maharaj Centenary Celebrations in Ahmedabad concluded the team’s visit to India. 

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