The Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner visited with a trade delegation Krakow and Małopolska Region in April 14, 2018. Spent the evening together with the U.S. Consul General Walter Braunohler and Kraków Airport Authority. He highlighted the strength of the relationship between Poland and the United States. Illinois is home to the second largest Polish population in the country and boasts four sister city partnerships. Members of the 30-person Polish trade mission from the Krakow and the Malopolska region included representatives of the city of Krakow, the marshal of the Małopolska region, and the CEO of Krakow Airport and LOT Polish Airlines.The mission is focused on promoting the re-established direct Krakow-Chicago LOT Polish Airlines air route amongst entrepreneurs, and strengthening commercial relationships between Illinois and both Krakow and Małopolska.