The Taj Mahal

Mission to India


Gov. Tim Pawlenty is leading a trade delegation to India this week, saying the country's 1.1 billion people represent a huge and "largely untapped" market for Minnesota goods and services.

  • Map of IndiaMap: Trade mission to India
    Several dozen Minnesota political and business leaders are on a trade mission to India with Gov. Tim Pawlenty. The group will visit three cities during its weeklong visit. Click on a city to see what the delegation plans to do while there.October 22, 2007
  • Gov. Tim PawlentyWhat Pawlenty will find on his trade mission
    Gov. Tim Pawlenty embarks on a trade mission to India on Wednesday, with a stopover in China on the way. What does Minnesota stand to gain from a gubernatorial visit to the two swiftly growing economies?Midday, October 15, 2007
  • Leaving the factoryWhat's it like to do business in India?
    Several dozen Minnesota business and political leaders embark Saturday on a trade mission to India. Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty is leading the delegation and says India's 1.1 billion people represent a huge and "largely untapped" market for Minnesota goods and services. But what's it like doing business with India?October 19, 2007
  • Making bladesIndian business makes energy on Minnesota prairie
    Even before Gov. Pawlenty's trade mission to India, a few Indian companies dot the landscape in Minnesota.October 22, 2007
  • The Taj MahalNotes from India
    Gov. Tim Pawlenty and dozens of Minnesota business representatives are traveling in India, hoping to boost trade with that country. Reporter Gita Sitaramiah tells us about the first days' activities.October 22, 2007
  • Call centerSending work to India -- the pros and cons
    Business interest in offshore outsourcing remains strong, especially to low labor cost countries like India. Some delegates on Gov. Pawlenty's trade mission to India will be considering outsourcing to the subcontinent as part of their business plan.October 22, 2007
  • Sister city agreementNotes from India: A governor's influence
    Is Gov. Tim Pawlenty making a difference for Minnesota by being in India? Reporter Gita Sitaramiah asks that question of some of the delegates on the state's trade mission to India.October 23, 2007
  • Lighting ceremonyPawlenty impresses Indian business leaders
    Gov. Tim Pawlenty wowed a lunch crowd Wednesday in Bangalore with a speech selling Minnesota. Apparently, the speech worked -- Pawlenty was asked by at least one person when he plans to run for president.October 24, 2007
  • Business delegate shares his observations of India
    MPR's Tom Crann talks with the head of a Minnesota information technology company about his impressions of India, and the chances of his firm doing business there.October 24, 2007
  • Street sceneNotes from India: They're fans of Lou Dobbs
    That's ironic because the CNN anchor's been a critic of the outsourcing of American jobs. But all that attention has turned out to be a good thing for Bangalore-based Wipro.October 25, 2007
  • TurmericMpls law firm blocked turmeric patent, curried favor in India
    A number of Minnesota companies are in India this week, trying to forge new business connections during Gov. Pawlenty's trade mission there. One Minneapolis-based law firm in the delegation already has a strong foothold on the subcontinent. Merchant & Gould helped overturn a U.S. patent on an ancient Indian herbal medicine.October 12, 2007
  • Shop floorMinnesota businesses want to compress, burn and process trash in India
    Some of Minnesota's waste management companies show an interest in doing business in India.October 26, 2007

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