SALT LAKE CITY — Gov. Gary Herbert is holding a series of meetings in New York and New Jersey this week to try to lure businesses to Utah.

The Governor’s Office of Economic Development said Herbert met Monday in New York City with Starr Companies, a large insurance and financial entity, before traveling to New Jersey to meet with aircraft maker Dassault Falcon and medical device maker C.R. Bard.

The Republican governor is scheduled to meet Tuesday with real estate firm CBRE, which helps businesses find new places to relocate, and financial firm KPMG.

Herbert is scheduled to be Washington, D.C. Tuesday afternoon. He’ll stay through Thursday and meet with House Speaker Paul Ryan, and Interior Secretary Sally Jewell.

He’s scheduled to join Utah’s congressional delegation for a Wednesday afternoon press conference to speak against a proposed Bears Ears National Monument.