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Maryland Leaders To Head To Asia In May

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Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (left) and Mayor Oh Se-hoon of Seoul, South Korea, met at the Statehouse in Annapolis Thursday.
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Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (left) and Mayor Oh Se-hoon of Seoul, South Korea, met at the Statehouse in Annapolis Thursday.

All three destinations have growing biotechnology sectors, something Maryland leaders are hoping to tap into.

"Maryland has about 2 percent of the population. Eight percent of America's biosciences industry is located in Maryland. And that's just the industry side. All the governmental regulatory functions, the FDA, and NIH, are located here," says Christian Johansson, the state secretary for Business and Economic Development.

The governor hosted a delegation from Seoul, South Korea, at the state house on Thursday. O'Malley believes the country's capital city can be a gateway for Maryland businesses to gain a foothold in Asia.

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