by Chai Team
Dr. Ausuf Sayeed, Consul General of India for the Midwest Region visited Minnesota in February, 2015 to help build relationship with India and the Asian Indian community in Minnesota. He attended numerous community events and was the keynote speaker at the Connect India 2015 event.
Minnesota has a long history of relationships with India with former Governor Tim Pawlenty leading a trade delegation to India. These efforts might be paying off when we analyze trade data, Minnesota exports to India grew 56 percent during the period 2010-14 while there was a decline for Illinois and Wisconsin in the same period. Indian firms like Essar are major investors in rural Minnesota.
Dr. Sayeed called on the community to continue to build Minnesota with their talents and resources.