"The day is not far when AP will become a formidable force that will set new precedents in the nation," Lokesh said while addressing the NRI Telugu community.
"I explained the immense potential our State presented as an investment destination and requested his support in making AP a manufacturing hub," he said.
Lokesh also met Texas Governor Gregg Abott and Indian- American Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal. "They discussed several potential areas in trade and investments between Louisiana and AP that would prove to be mutually beneficial," the statement said. Jindal expressed his pleasure about the significant improvement in the 'ease of doing business in India' and the Government's initiatives.
Lokesh also met a host of business leaders including Vinod Khosla, founder of Sun Microsystems, Shantanu Narayen, CEO of Adobe and Paul Humphries, group President of Flextronics. 'Smart Village-Smart Ward' programme, the brain child of Naidu, aims at people's participation in every village for its comprehensive development.