Colorado and Indian state of Karnataka look to enterprise alternatives


Gov. Jared Polis performed up Colorado’s experience in aerospace, biotech, renewable vitality and agriculture throughout a enterprise roundtable to debate nearer business ties with India, and specifically with the state of Karnataka.
“I’m deeply dedicated to advocating for and rising the connection between India and Colorado,” Polis instructed political and enterprise leaders from each nations throughout a video name Wednesday morning.
Polis, on his first commerce mission as governor final yr, visited Mumbai and Bangalore, constructing on the ties cast by his predecessor John Hickenlooper. Hickenlooper’s go to centered on know-how, serving to land an funding from Tata Consultancy Companies, a world know-how firm, that now employs about 600 folks in Colorado, primarily in metro Denver.
“We see a very good potential as we go ahead in {our relationships},” mentioned Surya Kant, chairman of Tata Consultancy Companies in North America, in the course of the name.
Polis, conscious that many different states are enjoying the know-how card, emphasised the potential for Colorado and Karnataka to cooperate extra carefully on the subject of aviation and aerospace.
“Colorado is a frontrunner in aerospace. Colorado’s aerospace firms are on the forefront of house journey and innovation,” mentioned Taranjit Singh Sandhu, India’s ambassador to the U.S.
Colorado universities and firms even have experience in renewable vitality, water administration and agriculture, which may very well be useful within the densely populated and water-constrained state of 65 million folks.
India’s burdensome regulatory system and insular economic system have saved U.S. firms from making inroads within the nation. However Prime Minister Narendra Modi has pushed by means of reforms to make it simpler for outdoor capital and experience to prosper within the nation of 1.35 billion folks. Reforms embrace adjustments that can make it simpler for overseas universities to ascertain a presence within the nation.
“India is among the most necessary nations for increased schooling,” mentioned Mark Kennedy, president of the College of Colorado System.
Polis has labored on forging nearer ties with particular states in different nations as a approach to enhance Colorado’s exports and economic system. Final month, he hosted a name with the governor of the Mexican state of Jalisco.


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