Nikki Haley, the Punjabi-origin governor of the eastern state of South Carolina in the US, has invited the industry from Chandigarh and Punjab region to collaborate, invest, partner and build business ties with their counterparts in South Carolina. She was speaking at an interaction on ‘Doing business with South Carolina’ organised by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) at its headquarters in Sector 31, on Friday.
Haley, who is the also the first Indian and female governor of any US state, led an 18-member delegation from South Carolina to Chandigarh to present it as an ideal investment destination for Indian companies.
Extending her state’s full support to industrialists, she said, “India is my second home. Though attracting investments from overseas companies is my job, building business ties with Indian companies is my personal desire. Come, invest and set up business in South Carolina and the government will extend service.”
Sunil Kant Munjal, chairman, CII International Policy Council, shared that CII was very committed to raise manufacturing share in the Indian GDP to at least 25 %.
Haley interacts with Rayat-Bahra students
Haley visited the skill development centre at Rayat-Bahra University and interacted with students undertaking training at the centre and the faculty provided by leading automobile companies of the country. She said training provided by companies like Volkswagen would help Indian youth get employment even abroad.