WisBusiness: Doyle to visit Ireland, UK


Gov. Jim Doyle is headed abroad on another trade mission.

The governor has been on at least six in his two terms. He missed one to Europe last month because of negotiations with the Legislature. Commerce Secretary Jack Fischer headed the group in his stead.

Doyle’s office said he will leave this week to Ireland and the United Kingdom to “build relationships with business and government officials” and discuss Wisconsin’s leadership in stem cell research and addressing climate change.

The governor will visit Ireland and the UK April Wednesday through Monday.

“This trip is an opportunity to strengthen important relationships with business and government officials and promote Wisconsin as a world leader in so many areas, from groundbreaking stem cell research to reducing greenhouse gas emissions,” Doyle said.

He will meet with top officials from the Kerry Group in County Kerry, Ireland to discuss the company’s investments in Wisconsin and tour the Kerry flagship plant. The Kerry Group moved its North American headquarters to Beloit in 2006 and has multiple offices in Wisconsin.

See release: http://www.wisbusiness.com/index.iml?Article=124107