Gov. Beverly Perdue, business recruiters and education and tourism leaders are heading to Germany to urge companies there to visit and invest in North Carolina.
Perdue's office said the governor will stay in Munich until Wednesday. She'll meet with executives of companies already with a presence in North Carolina or are considering setting up shop in the state.
Perdue will take a brief vacation in Europe after leaving Munich with husband, Bob Eaves, before coming home. Other delegation members will visit other German cities the rest of the week. Some will head later to Sweden.
Perdue's office said the governor and her husband are paying for their entire trip. The rest of the trade mission will cost the state $44,000.