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June 29, 1994
Sure, Gov. William Donald Schaefer has overdone it, but the next governor would be foolish to stop making the kinds of overseas trade missions that help bring business to Maryland. Yet none of the gubernatorial candidates is praising Mr. Schaefer for his missionary work. Instead, they are sniping at him for spending so much time and money on these foreign tours."It's essential," said Mr. Schaefer, "that international trade be a priority for the next governor." But, he noted at an economic development conference in Cambridge last weekend, "They're not interested.
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By Erin Cox, The Baltimore Sun | November 29, 2013
Gov. Martin O'Malley is scheduled to begin a nine-day trip to Brazil and El Salvador on Monday. The governor will lead a trade mission that includes 30 businesses and leaders from Maryland's Port Authority, according to the his office. The state maintains about a dozen international trade offices, including one in Brazil. The Port of Baltimore receives more imports from Brazil than any other country, the governor's office said. "As Maryland's economy grows we must continue to forge new connections, partnerships and investments abroad," O'Malley said in a statement.
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NEWS
June 19, 2011
Former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. led trade missions to Singapore, China and Israel. His lieutenant governor, Michael S. Steele, went to Ghana, South Africa, Paris, Barbados and Israel. Former Gov. Parris N. Glendening took overseas trips with an aide who would later become his wife, and former Gov. William Donald Schaefer traveled to Europe, the Soviet Union, Canada, the Middle East and Asia. All of them raised some eyebrows, but it is Gov. Martin O'Malley's recently concluded trip to China, South Korea and Vietnam that seems to be getting the most scrutiny.
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By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | November 25, 2011
Gov. Martin O'Malley departed Friday night on a trade mission to India — the first by a Maryland governor to the world's second-most-populous nation — with a stop along the way in the Persian Gulf nation of Qatar. The governor is heading a delegation of more than 100 state officials, business leaders and educators on a trip that will include stops in Hyderabad, Mumbai and New Delhi. On the way, the governor will stop in Doha, Qatar, where he is scheduled to discuss investment opportunities.
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By LOS ANGELES TIMES | March 4, 1997
WASHINGTON -- The Commerce Department announced new rules yesterday designed to prevent abuses of its overseas trade missions, amid charges that key Clinton administration officials have favored political contributors in deciding which business executives go on such trips.The new regulations prohibit any consideration of a company's political contributions in selecting the companies whose executives will take part in such missions. They also set up procedures designed to insulate the entire process from political pressures.
BUSINESS
By David Conn | May 8, 1991
Gov. William Donald Schaefer yesterday announced that he will lead a cultural and trade mission on June 7 to Maryland's "sister state" in Japan, the Kanagawa Prefecture.The 12-day trip, which coincides with the 10th anniversary of Maryland's Sister State program with Kanagawa, will take the governor to the port cities of Tokyo and Yokohama, to Nagoya, and then to Singapore for 2 1/2 days.Mr. Schaefer will meet with business and government officials and will address an economic symposium in Yokohama.
BUSINESS
May 20, 1995
DuPont to sell four subsidiariesDuPont Co. announced plans to sell its medical products businesses to help pay for the April buyback of its shares from Seagram Co.The four businesses that will be sold have combined annual sales of about $1 billion and six U.S. manufacturing sites, the company said yesterday. The medical products businesses were chosen because consolidation is under way in the health care industry, making the businesses attractive to potential buyers, an executive said.Trade missions called 'paybacks'The chairman of the House committee that oversees the Commerce Department accused the agency of using trade missions as "political paybacks."
NEWS
June 6, 1991
When it comes to official globe-trotting, Maryland Gov. William Donald Schaefer has few peers. He's not in Secretary of State James Baker III's class or Henry Kissinger's, but then who is? Besides, Mr. Schaefer's missions are trade-related, not diplomatic. Wherever Maryland's governor roams, he's looking to close a commercial deal.Take the governor's ninth overseas trip, which begins tomorrow, with stops in Japan and Singapore. Much of the time will be spent in Yokohama, the largest city in Kanagawa Prefecture, now celebrating its 10th anniversary as Maryland's sister state.
BUSINESS
By Liz Atwood and Liz Atwood,Evening Sun Staff | August 28, 1991
Is the state getting its money's worth from the MarylandInternational Division, the Department of Economic and Employment Development agency billed as a "one-stop shop" for businesses interested in foreign trade?A number of state legislators appear to be losing confidence in the way the division is being managed and the way its $4.5 million budget is spent.Lawmakers ordered a performance audit of the division this week and a special joint legislative committee recommended that some of the work now being done by the Maryland International Division be taken over by the private sector.
BUSINESS
By Timothy J. Mullaney and Timothy J. Mullaney,Sun Staff Writer | November 18, 1994
Delivering a swan song to a group of business people about the importance of international trade, Gov. William Donald Schaefer yesterday defended his 14 trips abroad as governor and appealed to Parris N. Glendening to keep making the often-controversial sallies after he takes over the office in January."
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By Annie Linskey, The Baltimore Sun | August 23, 2011
Gov. Martin O'Malley is planning to lead a trade mission to India, he said Tuesday, in what would be his second international trip this year. O'Malley said the purpose of the trip is jobs and that he hopes to go "before the year's end. " "We're working on it," O'Malley said. "We promote the competitive strengths of Maryland. " He listed life sciences, biotech, information technology and health care as those strengths. India is Maryland's 12th-largest trading partner, and the state is host to branch offices for five Indian companies, according to the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development.
NEWS
June 19, 2011
Former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. led trade missions to Singapore, China and Israel. His lieutenant governor, Michael S. Steele, went to Ghana, South Africa, Paris, Barbados and Israel. Former Gov. Parris N. Glendening took overseas trips with an aide who would later become his wife, and former Gov. William Donald Schaefer traveled to Europe, the Soviet Union, Canada, the Middle East and Asia. All of them raised some eyebrows, but it is Gov. Martin O'Malley's recently concluded trip to China, South Korea and Vietnam that seems to be getting the most scrutiny.
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By Annie Linskey, The Baltimore Sun | June 14, 2011
Fresh from a 10-day trade mission to Asia, Gov. Martin O'Malley said Tuesday he hopes to make more foreign trips during his second term. Republican lawmakers, meanwhile, have requested a detailed accounting of public money spent on the expedition. O'Malley said the trip to China, South Korea and Vietnam was good for $85 million in deals between Asian and Maryland businesses, amd spoke of future travel to India, Africa and Latin America. "You can't really be effective as a governor in a global economy … unless you are engaged abroad and doing things that only the governor's office can do," the Democratic governor told reporters in Annapolis.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 6, 2011
This is what happens when you reduce your big international trade mission to a tweet, as Maryland Economic Development Secretary Christian S. Johansson did: "Key take away from Governor and Madame Liu mtg at Chinese 'White House': 'There is more that unites us than divides us.'" Really? I can think of a few differences right off the bat: 1. In the U.S., we celebrate our Nobel laureates. In China, they imprison them. And their wives . 2. In China, the military massacres unarmed civilians . In the U.S., not so much.
BUSINESS
By Hanah Cho and Jean Marbella, The Baltimore Sun | June 3, 2011
The delegation accompanying Gov. Martin O'Malley on his Asian trade mission includes at least one lobbyist. And the e-mail from her Annapolis firm this week was almost boastful. "As far as we know, Hannah is the only registered lobbyist on the trip and we are extraordinary pleased that she has a chance to represent our client and our firm," the chief operating officer of the government relations division at Alexander & Cleaver wrote to clients. "If you have any important messages that you want her to deliver to the Governor, please contact her before Sunday!"
BUSINESS
By Lorraine Mirabella and Lorraine Mirabella,lorraine.mirabella@baltsun.com | February 12, 2009
As many as 150 jobs are expected to be created in Maryland in the next few years by foreign companies that set up operations in the state within the past year, state officials said yesterday. Thirteen companies from Israel, Russia and countries in Europe and Asia have opened Maryland offices in the past 10 months, compared with just two new foreign companies that the state helped to attract in 2007, officials said. Gov. Martin O'Malley and economic development officials said stepped-up outreach efforts are paying off. Companies in bioscience, energy, technology, defense and aerospace industries have opened in Howard, Harford, Baltimore, Anne Arundel, Montgomery, Prince George's and Charles counties.
BUSINESS
By Liz Atwood and Liz Atwood,Evening Sun Staff | October 9, 1991
Gov. William Donald Schaefer conceded that the Maryland International Division had made mistakes in the way it spent money, but told a legislative subcommittee that the state must not give up its efforts to promote international trade."
NEWS
By Liz Atwood and Liz Atwood,Evening Sun Staff | May 28, 1991
Like the Methodist circuit rider of old, Gov. William Donald Schaefer is preparing to head out again to spread the gospel of Maryland foreign trade.The governor will travel to Japan and Singapore, greeting companies already doing business in Maryland and hoping to win new converts in shipping and agriculture.The 12-day trip starting June 7 will be his ninth trade mission in four years, making him one of the nation's most traveled governors. He has been to Europe, the Soviet Union, Canada, Asia and the Middle East.
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By Andrew A. Green and Andrew A. Green,SUN REPORTER | September 13, 2007
Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown will lead a trade mission to China next week, an effort that officials said is designed to spur greater investment in Maryland by Chinese companies. The expedition is the first major overseas trip by the O'Malley administration. David Tillman, a spokesman for the Department of Business and Economic Development, said it is designed to do more than increase the import and export of goods between Maryland and China. "This is about creating jobs," Tillman said. "This is an invitation for direct investment where they're getting Chinese-headquartered companies to have operations in Maryland and we're trying to get Maryland corporations a presence in China."
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