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More Than 60 Businesses Pack Room for Prince George’s County China Trade Mission Event

Largo, MD – This morning, the Prince George’s County Economic Development Corporation hosted a breakfast for over 60 business representatives interested in joining County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III on his 2015 China Business Mission. Building on the relationships that were established during the 2014 Mission, this year’s business mission to China is looking to promote Prince George’s County exports, attract foreign direct investment to development projects in the County, and sign a Sister City Agreement with the Changping District of Beijing. To be a part of this unique opportunity, delegates must reserve space by July 24.

Breakfast attendees were treated to an overview of the 2015 Business Mission itinerary, an overview of U.S./China Trade advantages and opportunities by Jeffrey Dutton, Acting Deputy Director of the Office of China and Mongolia with the U.S. Department of Commerce, and an ‘EB-5 success story’ by Scott Nordheimer, whose Regional Center assisted in securing Chinese investment funding for a real estate development in College Park.  Business reps were also offered sponsorship opportunities to have their projects highlighted by the delegation at key meetings on the mission if they were unable to participate this year.

When asked why he was going back to China this year, County Executive Baker stated “We are making great connections overseas.  The more successful County businesses are, the more people they will hire.  The more people businesses hire, the more taxes are paid.  The more taxes businesses pay, the more services are available for the citizens of Prince George's County”. 

EDC President Jim Coleman told the group “We have the best natural asset in Prince George’s County with having Rushern Baker as our County Executive.  This China Mission demonstrates the strength of Prince George’s County’s brand internationally.  Last year’s Mission has spawned at least four inbound delegation visits from Changping District to Prince George’s County to get a closer look at the projects the County presented.  We are working hard to be the economic engine of the State of Maryland”.

For more information on joining the 2015 China Mission and being a part of the Prince George’s County Delegation, please contact Elizabeth Crittenden at 301-583-4650.