Markell heads to Asia for econ development tour

By Amy Cherry/Frank Gerace 3:31pm, December 5, 2012 - Updated 10:59pm, December 5, 2012
Gov. Markell (File)
Governor Markell is traveling to Asia for a week-long economic development trip that begins Friday.

Markell will be making stops in Japan and South Korea. He'll spend the first half of next week in Tokyo before heading off to Delaware's sister state, the Miyagi Prefecture to sign an exchange agreement.

He'll also tour the heavily damaged Sendai Airport and video conference with Japanaese language students at Appoquinimink High School, and talk to representatives of companies doing business in Delaware.

"How they see doing business in Delaware, how we can be helpful in making them more successful, so that they want to continue to do business here for a long period of time--talking to a couple of potential additional companies as well."

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Thursday Markell heads to Seoul to tour leading agribusiness, Harim, which purchased a Delaware owned company last year.

He'll also meet with members of the Korean Chamber of Commerce.

Joining him on the trip is First Lady Carla Markell and state Agriculture Secretary Ed Kee.




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