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US keen on investing in Haryana

The United States has shown interest in exploring investment opportunities in Haryana in the field of information technology and food processing. US ambassador Nancy J Powell, who called on Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Wednesday, described her visit as an opportunity to meet political and business leaders in Haryana.
By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2013 05:45 PM IST

The United States has shown interest in exploring investment opportunities in Haryana in the field of information technology and food processing.

US ambassador Nancy J Powell, who called on Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Wednesday, described her visit as an opportunity to meet political and business leaders in Haryana. An official spokesperson said US-based multinational companies had invested about Rs 1,000 crore in Haryana.

The chief minister told Powell that Haryana had more than 1,000 industrial units with foreign technical or financial collaboration and major US companies had investment or tie ups in the state, including Timex, Whirlpool, General Electric, Mobil Petroleum, Hollister, Mars, Amazon, Carrier and Harley Davidson.

Hooda said that Haryana was emerging as an education hub. In fact, world's third defence university was being set up in Gurgaon district of the state. The other two are in China and the US.

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