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McAuliffe leads trade mission to Israel and the United Kingdom

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Gov. Terry McAuliffe is leading a marketing and trade mission that left Friday for Israel and the United Kingdom.

The July 8-13 trip is expected to include an economic development announcement on Tuesday involving Southern Virginia.

The trade mission delegation will spend two days in Israel before leaving for London to attend the Farnborough International Airshow, an event that annually attracts more than 100,000 visitors and more than 1,500 corporate exhibitors from all over the world.

Pittsylvania County and the city of Danville said Thursday that the governor will announce an economic development project on July 12.

McAuliffe also is expected to host an executive roundtable, in partnership with the Aerospace Industries Association, at the airshow.

The governor is being accompanied by Secretary of Commerce and Trade Maurice Jones, Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry Todd Haymore and representatives of the Virginia Economic Development Partnership, Virginia Department of Agricultural and Consumer Services, Virginia Tourism Corp. and  Virginia Israel Advisory Board.

More than 50 meetings for the delegation have been scheduled during the trip.

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