MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Gov. Bob Riley is headed to India, China
and Russia later this year to try to boost Alabama exports to the
Riley announced the trips Thursday in Montgomery while honoring
several Alabama companies for their success in international trade.
The trips to India and Russia are being organized by the Alabama
Development Office. Riley says both countries are buying more
Alabama products, with exports to India totaling more than $161
million last year and exports to Russian reaching $343 million.
Riley is also planning a trip to China with the Southern
Governors Association. The trip is to promote the entire region.