Group of Italian businesses making stop in Franklin

Franklin will have just a few hours to sell itself to a group of Italian companies, but the mayor thinks the visit is a chance to bring new business to the area.

A group of Italian business leaders wants to see how Indiana does business, and the state worked with the Johnson County Development Corp. to arrange for the group to make a stop in Franklin.

City officials want to build more relationships with businesses outside the U.S., similar to the relationship the city already has built with Japanese companies, Mayor Joe McGuinness said. Several Japanese companies, such as NSK, have come to Franklin.

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