Updated Fri, Jan 25, 2013 9:54 am
UPDATE 1/25/13 @ 9:45 a.m. Ohio Gov. John Kasich has taken his message on Ohio's economic comeback to the world stage.
The Republican governor was among political, business and other leaders from around the globe participating in the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. He was appearing in separate sessions Thursday and Friday.
In presentations, media interviews and private business meetings, Kasich shared the story of Ohio's improved budget and employment picture during the two years he's been governor.
Kasich repeated the themes he conveyed at last year's Republican National Convention and often highlights at his Ohio appearances. They include dovetailing educational offerings with available jobs and reducing government red tape.
A Kasich spokesman said the governor also is marketing Ohio to leaders in the advanced manufacturing, transportation, chemical and oil and gas industries.
A spokesman says Ohio's governor has arrived in Switzerland for his planned appearance at the World Economic Forum.
Republican John Kasich arrived Tuesday for the gathering of political, corporate and thought leaders in Davos. He is scheduled to participate in sessions Thursday and Friday.
The first is an interactive discussion Thursday about the future of advanced manufacturing, including reducing a shortage of skilled workers and addressing increased competition for raw materials.
At the second session Friday, titled "Meeting Great Expectations," Kasich is expected to discuss how expectations for the United States are changing in the 21st century.
Spokesman Rob Nichols said the governor also plans to use the trip to market Ohio to gathered business and industry leaders. Key areas include advanced manufacturing, transportation, polymers, and oil and gas.