Floreen Sends Daily Updates from India (PHOTOS)

Montgomery County Councilmember Nancy Floreen traveled to India in November with a business delegation to broaden Montgomery County’s reach in biotech and other high-tech areas.

PHOTO | Montgomery County Councilmember Nancy Floreen

PHOTO | Montgomery County Councilmember Nancy Floreen

Floreen wrote in an email to MyMCMedia that she is on this trip “because of the importance of establishing relationships and connections to advance the county’s economic growth.”

The latest update from Floreen came on Nov. 20, Floreen wrote the delegation visited Amritsar to meet with elected officials, educational leaders and business people. She added it was a “fascinating day.”

On Nov. 19. Floreen wrote that the delegation “received word” about the Association of Biotechnology Led Enterprises – ABLE – a leading Indian biotech trade group – interested in locating in the east county’s Life Sci Park, which according to the councilmember is the focus of “our new White Oak Master Plan.”

“And there is great interest from other biotech companies as well. A VERY good day for Montgomery County,” she wrote.

On Nov.17, Floreen sent an update stating that the delegation had a “terrific” weekend in Raipur. County officials were briefed about the new city and met with India’s Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh, local business leaders and officials and toured a local university that is contracting with Montgomery College for workforce training.

“It’s all about international collaboration!” Floreen wrote.

The delegation is scheduled to return to the U.S. on Nov. 22.

On Nov. 14, Floreen wrote the delegation had a meeting with Mohammad Mojit Hussain, Mayor of Hyderabad, to learn about India’s economic issues. 

Floreen added it was a “huge” day for the delegation. They visited Hyderabad‘s “knowledge park” with Montgomery County companies while connecting with India bioscience entrepreneurs, cutting the ribbon on Gaithersburg’s Syscom Technologies’ new space in “High Tech City”, and signing the Sister Cities agreement with the city’s mayor.

“[Hussain] has an aggressive economic development agenda,” she wrote.

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett took a business delegation to visit New Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad. This delegation hopes to address culture, education, and economic development.

You can find more information about the delegation’s business trip to India on the county’s here.

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Aline Barros

About Aline Barros

Aline Barros is a multimedia reporter and community engagement specialist with Montgomery Community Media. She can be reached at Abarros@mymcmedia.org and on Twitter at @AlineBarros2.


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