Governor Jay Nixon has announced a Missouri delegation will leave for the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Switzerland, Friday.

Jay Nixon (photo credit UPI)

Jay Nixon (photo credit UPI)

Nixon will lead the bipartisan group that will include First Lady Georganne Nixon; Missouri House Speaker Todd Richardson (R-Poplar Bluff); Senator Dave Schatz (R-Sullivan); Senator Jason Holsman (D-Kansas City); and Representative Kip Kendrick (D-Columbia).
They’ll visit executives with several companies including Boeing and Nestle, will participate in the Farnborough International Air Show, and meet the U.S. Ambassador to Ireland, St. Louis Native Kevin O’Malley.

Nixon’s staff says the mission will meet with companies that employ about 37,000 Missourians and will showcase the state’s advantages to global companies, while trying to recruit businesses new to Missouri.

Travel expenses for the Governor and First Lady will be covered by the nonprofit Hawthorn Foundation.

The delegation will return to Missouri July 16.

Read the full release from the governor’s office here.