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O’Malley Touts Economic Development Trip To Asia

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley says an economic development trip to Asia next month will include 68 business leaders, educators and elected officials.

The O’Malley administration on Tuesday described the trip as one of the largest Maryland delegations to go on an overseas economic development mission.

The delegation, which will spend 10 days in China, South Korea and Vietnam, will leave May 31 and return June 11.

O’Malley will be promoting Maryland’s life sciences companies, and he will be working to persuade foreign companies to set up U.S. operations.

The governor will give two keynote addresses. One will be at the 13th Shanghai BioForum, which is expected to draw more than 500 people. The other speech will be to the Global Bio & Medical Forum, South Korea’s largest annual biopharmaceutical conference.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  1. sheriff says:

    Yeah, sure, he’s gonna get an egg roll franchise or Panda express chain to operate when he’s run out of office & loses the Senate race.

    1. outkasts says:

      thats funny LOL

  2. Pat says:

    Arent we already in debt. Now this fool we call govenor wants to spend more money we dont have? Are you serious?

  3. ShadowDancer says:

    Let’s see…0’Malley makes Maryland hostile to American businesses to the point where big business won’t even set up any offices inside Maryland, they opt for Virginia and often a greater distance between their offices and the people they service rather than deal with Maryland, yet we are sending a delegation overseas to convince foreign businesses to set up shop in Maryland?
    Either he’s nuts in thinking they will set up shop here, or he is going to do things to favor foreign business while discouraging US companies. Either thing is bad.

    1. outkasts says:

      They moved to delaware!

  4. JackDaniels says:

    HOW IS THIS GONNA IMPROVE OUR ECONOMY? WHY WOULD THESE COMPANIES SET-UP OPERATIONS HERE WHEN THEY CAN DO IT IN THEIR OWN COUNTRY AND PAY WORKERS ONE-THIRD OF WHAT THEY’D HAVE TO PAY HERE AND ALSO HAVE TO PAY CORPORATE TAXES TO THE FED AND MARYLAND???

  5. PAUL E. MICELLI says:

    why do we have to go to china for economic development. get his a@@back here and promote american companies for american jobs. keep chinese made garbage in china. does anybody remember what COMMUNIST means anymore? he is dealing with the RED CHINESE COMMUNIST nation.

    1. outkasts says:

      The devil in a blue suit!

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