Perdue Heads Overseas

Gov. Beverly Perdue's first overseas trade mission will focus on building ties with North Carolina's second and fourth largest trading partners, China and Japan.

The 12 day trip begins Thursday. Perdue will arrive Friday in Tokyo in advance of a meeting that promotes commerce among eight Southeastern states and Japan.

She'll travel next week to Beijing and later Shanghai, visiting
businesses and meeting trade and government officials. There will be school visits in between.

The state will pay about $77,000 for Perdue, Commerce Secretary Keith Crisco, four of their staff members and security. Corporations and economic development booster groups will pay $95,000 for business-related events.

Perdue's husband, Bob Eaves, also will travel but won't go on the state's dime.

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  • by bill Location: greenville on Oct 15, 2009 at 10:19 AM
    Her campaign finances are being asked to be investegated as well today. Darn her and easly. do better hiding your crookedness.
  • by Jeff Location: Winterville on Oct 15, 2009 at 08:54 AM
    She's going to shake hands and take pictures of the Dell executives over there who decided to close the manufacturing plant in NC. We've sold our souls to Asia.
  • by fed up Location: aurora on Oct 15, 2009 at 08:17 AM
    Don't worry folks our EDUCATION LOTTERY FUND has more than enough money to finance her "sight seeing trip".
  • by Anonymous on Oct 15, 2009 at 08:02 AM
    More wastful spending. Guess she is looking for another company like dell that we can build their building, train the people, pave their road, give them tax breaks, and then they up and leave the tax payers holding the bag after 3 years
  • by D-NICE Location: CALI on Oct 15, 2009 at 07:28 AM
    STOP HATING ON BEV. PERDUE!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • by me Location: nnc on Oct 15, 2009 at 07:25 AM
    sure is nice to see ppl are FINALLY opening their eyes!! really great posts all!
  • by kane on Oct 15, 2009 at 06:50 AM
    If she can get the Federal government to spend 5 billion here in the east to get thousands of jobs to this area, fine. But if this just going from place to place with hat in hand and beg, then forget it.
  • by Kimo Location: Belhaven on Oct 15, 2009 at 06:06 AM
    Jay!! You are right!! We are broke but not so broke that Bev has to reign in any of her spending. She's no different (or better) than the community organizer who lives in the White House. Good talkers, both!!
  • by Bozo Location: Gville on Oct 15, 2009 at 05:48 AM
    Hope it's an one-way ticket. But no such luck; afterall, who would want to keep her? Her only trip, as well as the Easley's, should be down to the big house in Atlanta. And someday it will be. Honest, hardworking North Carolians have had enough of their political arrogance, nonsense and thievery.
  • by Greg Location: Greenville on Oct 15, 2009 at 05:35 AM
    Can somebody help me out here, I'm confused. The state of NC is broke right???? Yet the Gov can go on a 12 day trip overseas??????? I would love to see the dollar figure on the trip - that would be a GREAT news story don't you think WITN???
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