Gov. Hickenlooper is in India this week for a “trade mission” with a dozen business leaders including an education leader and a lobbyist from Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck who paid $4,000 a pop to travel to New Delhi.

Trade missions typically involve the exchange of goods, but India has become best known for their services — internet technology and customer service centers, just to name a few.

Hick has been mum on this trip’s agenda and goals, but a news outlet in India reports the governor had “productive” talks with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and identified “a range of areas for economic cooperation.”

“They agreed to identify & match the mutual strengths & needs of Colorado & India with a view to further intensifying the economic partnership,” (a government spokesman) tweeted.

We hope the “needs” they identify aren’t just cheap labor and outsourcing call centers for the state’s health care network and other government agencies to India.