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Gov. Ricketts Announces Second International Trade Mission to Japan

May 18, 2017 (LINCOLN, NEB.)–Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced plans to lead a second international trade mission to Japan, nearly two years after his inaugural visit to Nebraska’s number one direct foreign investor and third largest trading partner. Governor Ricketts shared details on the trade mission at Lincoln’s Kawasaki plant while celebrating the opening of the company’s new aerospace division. The Governor met with Kawasaki leaders in Japan during his 2015 trade mission to thank the company for their substantial investments in Nebraska, which have spanned more than 40 years.

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Gov. Ricketts, Kawasaki Unveil Company’s First Aerostructures Production Line in U.S.

May 18, 2017 (LINCOLN, NEB.)–Today, Governor Pete Ricketts and Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing Corp., U.S.A. hosted the grand opening of the company’s new Aerospace Division in Lincoln. Production will initially focus on cargo door manufacturing for Boeing Corporation 777x aircraft. The parent company, Kawasaki Heavy Industries in Japan, has been a proud partner of Boeing since 1973. This is the first aerostructures production line for Kawasaki in the United States.

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State of Nebraska Reinforces International Trade Ties with China

May 18, 2017 (LINCOLN, NEB.) – Nebraska’s Department of Economic Development (DED) unveiled a written agreement with China’s Shaanxi Province Wednesday, which outlines a bilateral commitment to grow opportunities for trade, entrepreneurial training and economic research. Governor Pete Ricketts, DED Director Courtney Dentlinger and members of DED’s International Business Development Team hosted Shaanxi dignitaries in Omaha at the Midwest International Trade Association’s (MITA) World Trade Conference. Shaanxi’s Vice Governor, Wei Zenguin, Commerce Department Director-General, Zhao Runmin, and representatives from the province’s Department of Finance and additional organizations participated in signing the letter of intent.

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Gov. Ricketts, Novozymes Unveil $36 Million Investment in Blair

May 16, 2017 (BLAIR, NE)— Today, less than five years after Novozymes opened a state-of-the-art advanced manufacturing facility in Blair, Governor Pete Ricketts announced that the company has selected the site for its most recent expansion efforts in North America. The company’s new $36 million investment in the facility, which produces enzymes for renewable fuels, will increase the plant’s capacity to meet growing needs within the bioscience industry and global biofuels market. Novozymes’ expansion efforts support the company’s long-term commitment to the production of enzymes for the biofuels industry, a segment within the larger bioscience industry.

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