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State exports up 7% in 2011

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MD company to create worlds tallest indoor coaster

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Port lands deal with German container carrier

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State Exports Rose by 7% in 2011

Gov. OMalley joined more than 350 Maryland business leaders at the 16th Annual World Center Institutes International Business Leadership Awards, and announced that the State climbed 7% to $10.8 billion in 2011 - a figure that nearly reaches a state export high of $11 in 2008 and shows a recovery to pre-recession levels. Trade with China and India amon countries targeted as part of the States trade missions last year also increased, with exp China Marylands second largest trading partner rising by $93 million, and exports to In growing by $20 million. Following his remarks, the Governor presented the International Le Award to Frank Burch, Global Co-Chairman of DLA Piper.

MD Firm to Create Tallest Indoor Coaster

Baltimores Premier Rides has been tapped to create the world's tallest indoor roller coaste of the Great Mall of China near Beijing. The coaster, which will be designed and built in Ma will serve as the signature attraction for what is expected to be the largest shopping mall w Asia-Pacific region when it opens in 2013. The deal comes as a result of the States trade last year to China, which netted more than $85 million in investment and trade deals for M

Port Lands Deal with German Container Carrier

German shipping giant Hapag-Lloyd, chose Baltimore over other East Coast cities as its fi stop for direct shipping from Northern Europe. The worlds fifth-largest container shipping c expected to bring up to 30,000 containers of traffic through the port annually. The service, began last month, will boost container traffic at the port by 10 percent, create nearly 600 n Maryland workers, and further raise the region's profile within the maritime industry.

State Strengthens Partnership with China

Last month, DBED Secretary Christian Johansson signed a memorandum of understandin Export-Import Bank of Chinas General Manager Wu Shaohua and China Construction Am

Build Your Business: Western Maryland Export Seminar

March 20 | Williamsport, MD Help your business become export ready by discovering various Federal, State and County export-related resources and learn from successful exporters and experts. RSVP

IV Moscow International Congress and Exhibition on Intelligent Transport Systems April 12-13 | Moscow, Russia
The goal of the 4th Moscow International ITS Congress is to provide a venue for cooperation between governments, businesses and experts to develop a consolidated position on the issues of statutory regulation for creation, introduction and operation of intelligent transport systems (ITS) in Russia, and share international experience. Learn more.

Trade Winds May 14-22 | Asia

Trade Winds is highlighted by a conference in Singapore on May 16 which will feature senior DOC representatives from U.S. embassies and consulates of 14 Asian countries, and will also include the option for American business representatives to travel to Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia and/or Indonesia, and engage in one-on-one meetings with potential Southeast Asian customers, end-users or distributorsall arranged in advance. Learn more.