Sarah Huckabee Sanders will be heading to Europe for her first overseas business mission since she took office in this year.
Sanders, a Republican from the United States, stated that she would be meeting with leaders in the aerospace industry at the Paris Air Show. Sanders, a Republican, said she planned to meet American, British and French business executives in order to convince them to invest in Arkansas.
Sanders announced that Arkansas Economic Development Commission Director Clint O'Neal and Commerce Secretary Hugh McDonald will be joining him on the trade mission.
The Governor's office stated that they plan to meet with executives of several companies including Lockheed Martin Aerojet Rocketdyne, and Raytheon. Her office announced that Sanders's mission would also include meetings in Cologne.
According to the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, aerospace and defense are a significant part of Arkansas's economy. They account for about 20% of its exports.
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported the first details about Sanders' trip Wednesday. Her office stated that the state will not have a breakdown on the trip's cost until the governor returns.
Sanders stated in a press release that 'it's time the world learned what Arkansans know already: there has never been a more opportune time to invest in and call the Natural State home.'
Sanders, the former press secretary of Donald Trump, was inaugurated as governor in January.