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McDonnell Leaves On Trade Mission To Asia

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Gov. Bob McDonnell (R-Va.) expects positive results from Asia trade mission.
Gov. Bob McDonnell (R-Va.) expects positive results from Asia trade mission.

McDonnell will visit Japan, China and South Korea before heading home on May 17.

Virginia's Secretary of Commerce and Trade and Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry -- among others -- are joining him on the trip, with the goal of encouraging business investments and job creation in the Commonwealth. They'll also work to boost Virginia's agricultural and forestry exports, such as soy, pork, tobacco and wood products.

First Lady Maureen McDonnell will promote tourism and the Virginia wine industry during the China and South Korea legs of the trip. She will also help unveil Chinese and Korean translated websites to try to increase flights to Dulles Airport.


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