Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan . (AP/Patrick Semansky) (AP/Patrick Semansky)
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan


Maryland Governor Larry Hogan wrapped up a trade mission to Israel during which he and private-sector representatives met with Israeli companies.

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan says his delegation has made several successful business transactions with Israeli companies during a weeklong trade mission.

Hogan said in an interview with The Associated Press on Friday that “there is a real synergy between this nation and our state.”

Business, academic and Jewish leaders from Maryland accompanied the governor and administration officials. About 25 private-sector representatives made the trip. Meetings focused on cybersecurity, biotech and medical industries. Hogan says Cyberbit announced a partnership for a cybersecurity training center in Baltimore that will employ about 100 people.

Hogan says Israel is one of Maryland’s biggest trading partners, with $145 million in exports last year. He says there has been “a great relationship for many years and it’s going to get even stronger.”

By: AP