Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear will leave Sunday for an economic development trip to Taiwan and Japan. The seven day trip is expected to highlight the bluegrass state's 30 year sister-state relationship with Taiwan, and to showcase the Bourbon industry in the Commonwealth.
The Governor is expected to visit Japan to strengthen existing economic ties and to discuss ways to work with Japanese businesses that might be considering new investments in Kentucky. Japanese-owned companies already operate more than 150 facilities in the Commonwealth.
State officials believe Taiwan offers a strong potential market for the Bourbon industry. The economic development trip to Taiwan and Japan is scheduled to last seven days.