State representative George Eichorn of Stratford will be part of adelegation that leaves today for a week-long trip to Taiwan. Eichorn saysevery now and then they invite guests and several from midwestern states aregoing on this trip to promote trade and cultural exchange. Eichorn hopes thetrip can improve trade prospects for the state. Eichorn says Iowa needs tojump-start its economic growth right now, and he says it can be a positivefor both countries. He says Taiwan’s also had some tough times lately withthe Asian business downturn, so hopefully improving relations will benefitthat country and Iowa.
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