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- Governor O'Malley Presents Maryland Flag to Andhra Pradesh Chief
- Maryland Asian Pacific American Data from 2010 Census
From late November until eaerly December, Governor O'Malley led a delegation of Maryland business leaders, educators and elected officials on a six day trade mission through India. The delegation visited the cities of Hyderabad, Mumbai, and New Delhi.
The main purpose of the trip was to pomote Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Maryland and stronger business ties between India and Maryland. Governor O'Malley met with government offcials of India, visited Indian universities and signed Sister State agreements with the Indian states of Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra. The delegation also met with Indian companies and organizations involved with infrastructure, pharmaceuticals, and other businesses and industries.
The Governor announced that the mission obtained a combined total of nearly $60 million in business deals for Maryland and indicated a potential for otehr deals worth millions of dollars.
"We are strengthening our ties with India, committing to exploring more two-way trade and investment, and positioning Maryland as the gateway to doing business in America," said Governor Martin O'Malley. According to a press release from the Governor's Office, in 2010, India was Maryland's 12th largest export and 13th largest import market.
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In November 2011, the Governor's Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs held a meeting with the Maryland Department of Planning and the Maryland State Data Center to review the results of the 2010 Census.
The SDC is an official partner with the U.S. Census Bureau. the Maryland Department of Planning coordinates the SDC program in Maryland.
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In 2011, the Asian Pacific American Commission held three meetings.
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To view the meeting minutes for October 2011, Click Here
To View the meeting minutes for November 2011, Click Here