Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich and Council President Evan Glass will be in India and Vietnam for an economic development trade mission over the next two weeks.
Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich and County Council President Evan Glass head to Asia this week for an economic development trade mission. They’ll visit India and Vietnam over the next two weeks. India and Vietnam are “two important economic engines with established business and cultural ties to the county,” according to the County Executive. The two will visit Hyderabad, Mumbai, and Bengaluru in India and Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi in Vietnam. Between the two countries, more than two dozen meetings and site visits are planned.
County Executive Elrich highlighted the trip during an October 25 press briefing. “My goal is to find new ways for Montgomery County to partner with businesses in Vietnam and India,” he said. “And we’re looking for opportunities to bring jobs and new technologies, new products to the county.”
According to Judy Costello of the County Executive’s office, the “primary focus in each city is business attraction and also supporting companies in the county looking to grow with partnerships abroad. Eight companies will be traveling with county leaders.”
Earlier this year, County Executive Elrich visited Taiwan on a similar mission.
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