May 24, 2021

France And Indiana Look to Future Business

French Ambassador to U.S. Philippe Étienne.  -

French Ambassador to U.S. Philippe Étienne.

The French ambassador to the United States recently made his first visit to Indiana.

Philippe Etienne met with Gov. Eric Holcomb to discuss continued business relations in a post-pandemic world.

“We discussed how we can in particular re-develop this economic partnership,” Etienne said.

Indiana exports $1.4 billion to France and imports $2.8 billion.

Etienne also met with several Hoosier companies that do business in France and made a trip to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.  France currently ranks third for job creation among foreign companies in Indiana, with nearly 31,000 jobs.

Etienne also participated in a roundtable on French language programs with the International Center, Alliance Francaise, and the International School of Indiana.

Etienne’s schedule included a visit to Fort Ouiatenon Park in West Lafayette, which is the site of an early French settlement.

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