Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer is scheduled to lead an Arizona Commerce Authority delegation to India this week.
Brewer's office said the trip is to promote Arizona's competitive business climate, expand investment opportunities and foster a long-term relationship with an emerging and valued trading partners.
India is a rapidly-growing market for U.S. exporters.
“With exports from Arizona to India recently up 78 percent, India represents an emerging market and area of significant opportunity,” said Sandra Watson, president and CEO of the commerce authority. “Arizona's key industry sector strengths in aerospace and defense, technology, bioscience and advanced manufacturing are well aligned with India’s growing domestic needs."
Brewer and other members of the delegation will meet with Indian government officials and global leaders in software development, cyber security, data centers, aerospace, infrastructure development and renewable energy, a press release said.
The governor also intends to promote Arizona as a tourist destination for Indian travelers, her office said.
In February, Brewer was among nine state governors to address the India Business Forum in Washington, D.C.
The governor has made a routine of foreign travel to promote business. Two years ago, she led a delegation to China and last year took a group to Germany and France in the spring and to Canada in the early fall.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.