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McAuliffe trade missions include October Asia trip

McAuliffe trade missions include October Asia trip

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Gov. Terry McAuliffe has scheduled five domestic and foreign trade missions through the end of October, taking him as far as Japan, China and South Korea to promote the state, according to his office.

He has a Chicago trip planned for Tuesday and Wednesday focused on advanced manufacturing, technology and agriculture. Next is a June 23-24 visit to San Diego for the BIO International Convention, hosted by the Biotechnology Industry Organization. He is slated to spend July 13-17 at the Farnborough International Airshow in London, his office said.

In October he’ll trek to New York City for two days with a focus on advanced manufacturing, technology and corporate headquarters, before a trip Oct. 18-29 in Japan, China and South Korea.

“The governor’s participation in both national and international missions provides a unique opportunity to strengthen Virginia’s relationship with companies that already have a Virginia presence, and to encourage prospective investors and trade partners to locate operations in the commonwealth,” said McAuliffe spokeswoman Rachel Thomas.

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