Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and state Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd will travel to Asia on a financial advancement journey to enhance foreign direct investment related to the auto, modern and advanced production sectors.

The 10-day business journey is set up from May 2 to May 11 and will consist of drop in Korea, China and Japan.

Haslam and Boyd will meet executives of existing Tennessee companies along with work to broaden relationships between Tennessee and Asian business neighborhoods.

" Last year alone, foreign direct investments completed $2.25 billion in capital and created more than 7,800 new jobs. This is an outstanding chance to take the 'Tennessee Story' abroad and promote all the fantastic things that our state has to provide," Haslam stated in a declaration.

"We're a low-tax, low-debt, strategically situated state that is the very first in the nation to offer high school graduates last dollar scholarships to attend community or technical college without tuition and costs. I look forward to building upon our existing business collaborations and forming new ones that can be mutually useful."