trade mission

Nov 30, 2011

Premier Rides signs deal to design Indian theme park

Maryland businesses have reached more deals with Indian companies during the governor’s trade mission, including a contract for a Baltimore firm to build an amusement park ride, the state announced Wednesday. Gov. Martin O’Malley and his delegation of more than 100 have been in India since Monday. They traveled Wednesday to Mumbai, the country’s largest […]

Nov 29, 2011

From India, O’Malley touts mission’s success

ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Martin O’Malley, talking to reporters via Skype from India’s financial capital of Mumbai, on Tuesday strongly defended his six-day trade mission to the subcontinent. “It would be economically irresponsible for us not to be engaged with India,” O’Malley said. Maryland officials and Indian importers signed agreements Tuesday to boost the exports and […]

Nov 15, 2011

O’Malley to bring more than 100 on trade mission to India

Gov. Martin O’Malley will embark on a trade mission to India, the first by a sitting Maryland governor, at the end of November with a delegation of more than 100 educators, business executives and elected officials, his office announced Tuesday. The trip will stretch from Nov. 28 to Dec. 4 and include a short stop […]

Sep 30, 2011

O’Malley planning November trade mission to India

Gov. Martin O’Malley will lead a six-day trade mission to India in late November, his second overseas economic development excursion this year. The delegation of state officials, educators and business executives from Maryland companies will travel to Mumbai, New Delhi and Hyderabad. It will be the first trip to India for a Maryland governor. “India’s […]

Jun 21, 2011

Md. trade mission – hotel rooms and great dirt walls

The price of Gov. Martin O’Malley’s trip to Asia this month is slowly trickling out from the state agencies that participated, but the governor’s detractors aren’t yet satisfied. The Department of Business and Economic Development released a $144,086 tab for the trip Friday that included the governor and four other state employees. House Minority Leader […]

Jun 13, 2011

Gov. O’Malley says trade mission opened doors

The governor’s trade mission may be over, but it didn’t end without promising Asia with another taste of Maryland. Lin Hwang, who runs J&R Seafood in Cambridge with his father, is sending samples of Chesapeake Bay blue crabs to Chinese distributors and importers to nudge a bevy of new business deals closer to completion. “A […]

Jun 10, 2011

Md. GOP wants full accounting of O’Malley trade mission

As Gov. Martin O'Malley's prepares to travel back to Maryland after 10 days spent drumming up business for the state in Asia, Republican lawmakers are asking for total price tag on the trade mission. "As we are sure you will both agree, in this austere fiscal climate, we must be good stewards of the taxpayer dollar," GOP leaders wrote to Gov. Martin O'Malley and Business and Economic Developmen[...]

Jun 8, 2011

O’Malley, South Korean president discuss Md. trade

Gov. Martin O’Malley went off script Wednesday, visiting the South Korean President Lee Myung-bak during his 10-day trade mission to Asia due to wrap up Saturday. O’Malley met Lee at his official residence, Cheong Wa Dae, or the “Blue House”, and the two discussed ways to increase trade and investment between South Korea and Maryland, […]

Jun 6, 2011

Lobbyist boasted of access to O’Malley during trade mission

A spokeswoman for Gov. Martin O’Malley called boasting by an Annapolis lobbying powerhouse about its participation in a gubernatorial trade mission “unfortunate” Monday. Alexander & Cleaver P.A. sent emails on May 28 and June 2 to clients publicizing lobbyist Hannah Powers traveling with the governor and more than 70 others on part of his trip […]

May 31, 2011

O’Malley to depart on trade mission with Md. businesses

Gov. Martin O’Malley is scheduled to jet off to Asia this morning with 68 Maryland business leaders in tow to drum up some export and investment deals for the state. “We’re on our way to Asia for an economic development mission & I’m looking forward to representing MD!” the governor posted to his twitter feed […]

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