ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — A central Indiana mayor says he's making a 10-day trip to Italy in hopes of attracting more foreign businesses to the city.
Anderson Mayor Kevin Smith says he'll meet with executives from five manufacturing companies located near the city of Milan during the trip that starts Saturday.
Smith tells The Herald Bulletin (http://bit.ly/1a9xvnb ) city officials have been negotiating with one of the companies, which has had executives visit Anderson twice in the past two months. Smith says he hopes the trip will help close a deal with the company.
The city's economic development director and the CEO of its Flagship Enterprise Center are also going on the trip.
A city spokeswoman says the trip's $9,000 cost is being paid from the city's food-and-beverage tax fund.
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