TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback will lead a delegation of state and local officials heading overseas to promote aircraft built in the state.
The Republican governor will be joined by Commerce Secretary Pat George and representatives from the Greater Wichita Economic Development Coalition in attending the Farnborough International Airshow in England from July 9 through July 15.
The delegation will be seeking to expand export markets for Kansas aircraft. The state exports more than $2 billion in aircraft, accounting for more than 18 percent of all exports coming from Kansas.
Brownback says officials will be promoting the Kansas business climate for new job creation, including recent changes to the state's income tax code, as well as the Kansas work force.