Gov. Scott Walker is traveling to Japan and South Korea in September to encourage more foreign investment in the state.

The trip announcement comes a week after Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn said it plans to invest billions of dollars and bring thousands of jobs to Wisconsin. 

The trip was announced Wednesday at a press conference with South Korea's ambassador to the United States, who is visiting Wisconsin, said Walker spokesman Tom Evenson.  

The trade mission will include leaders from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. and Wisconsin business executives, Evenson said.

During the trip, the group will meet with government officials and companies about opportunities to expand or invest in Wisconsin. 

"The historic $10 billion investment Foxconn is making in Wisconsin is a clear sign that businesses around the world are recognizing the many benefits of establishing operations in our state,” Walker said. “We’re going to ... continue to make a strong case for why companies in these two countries should consider expanding in Wisconsin.”

WEDC also will sponsor trade missions to Israel, Mexico, Canada, China and German in the next year, Evenson said. 

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