Ike to Israel
Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett is in Israel this week for the first of several international trips he hopes to make during his tenure, including missions to India, China and possibly Vietnam and South Korea.
Taxpayers are picking up the $11,028 tab for the seven-day visit for Leggett and special assistant Chuck Short. Leggett is covering the cost for his wife Catherine to join them.
With his trip, Leggett said he hopes to encourage overseas companies to locate in the county and to make connections through the local international community. His schedule includes meetings with several executives from Israeli companies with offices in Montgomery County and with investors who are interested in expanding in the area.
"Everybody is chasing the same companies in the U.S. The real growth potential is overseas," he said before leaving on Sunday.
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