Maryland Gov. Hogan calls Israel trade mission a success
The governor of the US state of Maryland just wrapped up a trip which saw dozens of business, academic, and Jewish leaders from the state come to Israel to sign joint agreements; Governor Hogan: 'there is a real synergy between this nation and our state.'
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan says his delegation has made several successful business transactions with Israeli companies during a weeklong trade mission.
Hogan said in an interview with The Associated Press on Friday that "there is a real synergy between this nation and our state."
Business, academic and Jewish leaders from Maryland accompanied the governor and administration officials.
About 25 private-sector representatives made the trip. Meetings focused on cybersecurity, biotech and medical industries. Hogan says Cyberbit announced a partnership for a cybersecurity training center in Baltimore that will employ about 100 people.
Hogan says Israel is one of Maryland's biggest trading partners, with $145 million in exports last year. He says there has been "a great relationship for many years and it's going to get even stronger."