O’Malley headed to Brazil, El Salvador to ‘forge new connections’ on nine-day trade trip

Brian Witte/AP - Gov. Martin O’Malley talks to reporters about his recent 10-day economic development trip to China, South Korea and Vietnam.

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) will lead a nine-day trade mission to Brazil and El Salvador next month, his office announced Wednesday.

A delegation traveling with the governor is expected to include more than 30 companies and representatives of several Maryland-based universities, as well as Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker III (D).

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“As Maryland’s economy grows, we must continue to forge new connections, partnerships and investments abroad,” O’Malley said in a statement. “The diverse, expanding economies of Brazil and El Salvador are ideal trade and investment partners for our state.”

The mission, which begins Dec. 1 in Sao Paulo, Brazil’s largest city, includes meetings with businesses and government officials. First Lady Catherine Curran O’Malley plans to accompany the governor.

 
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