Governor Ducey Travels to Taiwan and South Korea to Strengthen Partnerships

Five-day trade mission focuses on semiconductors, technology, security and education

TAIPEI, Taiwan (KYMA, KECY) – Arizona Governor Doug Ducey arrived in Taiwan on August 30 for a five-day trade mission to Taiwan and South Korea to strengthen their well-established partnerships with the two country.

Ducey will meet Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen and other heads of high-tech manufacturing companies, and deliver a keynote address to U.S. and Taiwanese business leaders.

Governor Ducey will also facilitate the signing of a memorandum of understanding between Arizona and Taiwan’s Department of Education regarding higher education and workforce training.

“Arizona has excellent relations with Taiwan and the Republic of Korea,” Governor Ducey said. “The goal of this trade mission is to take these relationships to the next level – to strengthen them, expand them and ensure that they remain mutually beneficial.”

Arizona has become a global epicenter of advanced manufacturing for semiconductors, batteries and electric vehicles, where partnerships with Taiwan and South Korea have contributed to this success.

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company’s historic $12 billion investment to build a semiconductor manufacturing facility in Phoenix has created and opened up new opportunities for workforce training and higher education.

While South Korea’s LG Energy Solution has an initial investment of $1.4 billion in April to build its first battery factory in North America which will create thousands of jobs.