Consul General of America meets Chief Minister;Opportunity for investment in tier 2 cities too: CM Siddaramaiah

Dr.Thomas (Special Correspondent)

C hief Minister Siddaramaiah said that there is conducive environment for investment in Karnataka and there is an opportunity to invest in Tumkur , Davangere and other tier 2 cities as well.

He held discussions on various issues with Christopher W.Hodges,Consul General of the US Consulate in Chennai,who met him here today.

The state of Karnataka is the second highest tax paying state in the country and has an investor friendly ecosystem.

The law and order situation is in place and skilled human resources are available.In this background,the Chief Minister extended an invitation to make more investments in the state.

US Consulate in Bangalore:

Welcoming the decision to open American Consulate in Bangaluru,the Chief Minister promised to provide all necessary support and cooperation.

Speaking on the occasion,Christopher Hodges said, “Excited to be here in Bengaluru and to see optimism and energy in the partnerships here.

With over 650 American companies and 30 years for the U.S. on the ground here, our commitment is clear.I enjoyed discussing with the Chief Minister ways we can take his partnership even further he said.

Head of Political/Economic Department Virsa Perkins , Political/Economic Officer Jason Evans,Chief Minister’s Political Secretary K.Govindaraju and Additional Chief Secretary to Chief Minister,Dr.Rajneesh Goel were present.