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Colorado trade delegation signed economic pacts

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Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

As reported by Port2port, a trade delegation from Colorado, led by Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter, signed last week several economic development agreements

Upon return to Colorado Ritter noted that “This trip was a success on all fronts — business, academic and research,”. Ritter added “We created a solid foundation for future economic activity, set the stage for immediate follow-up meetings in Colorado and laid the groundwork for long-term collaboration. I’m confidentthis mission will lead to increased jobs, investments and economic growth for Colorado”.

During the mission, Ritter met with several top Israeli officials, including President Shimon Peres; Minister of Industry, Trade and Labor Benjamin Ben-Eliezer; Infrastructure Minister Uzi Landau; and Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon, formerly U.S. ambassador. Ritter and Ben-Eliezer signed a bilateral agreement between Colorado and Israel to advance research and collaboration between companies and institutions in both states.