Gov. Patrick in Asia to seek new business, tech opportunities
Gov. Deval Patrick and members of his Cabinet are traveling this week in Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore with industry officials on a trip packed with meetings that they hope will lead to expanded economic opportunities for Massachusetts life sciences, financial services, clean tech and transportation businesses.
The delegation includes Housing and Economic Development Secretary Greg Bialecki, Transportation Secretary Richard Davey, Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Rick Sullivan, Mass. Clean Energy Center CEO Alicia Barton, Mass., among others.
The trip runs from Saturday, Dec. 7 through Tuesday, Dec. 17.
Patrick said that in order for the state to create lasting economic growth it has to compete for jobs on a global playing field, the AP reported.
Patrick has led similar trips to Canada, Great Britain, Israel, Brazil, Chile and Colombia.