Gov. Walker’s London visit highlighted by global economic speech

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Gov. Scott Walker

MADISON (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker’s trade mission to London this week will be highlighted by a speech about global partnerships and fueling economic growth.

Walker arrived in London on Monday and was scheduled to give the speech Wednesday at a well-known think tank Chatham House.

Walker is trying to bolster his overseas experience as he prepares for a likely 2016 presidential run. His only previous trade mission was to China.

Walker’s office said Monday that his four-day trip to London will include private meetings with high-level government officials as well as with executives from United Kingdom companies. He’s also slated to tour several factories and meet with alumni from the University of Wisconsin and Marquette University.

Walker says the tour is focused on trying to attract foreign investment to Wisconsin.