Gov. Perdue In Germany To Recruit Businesses To N.C.

Gov. Beverly Perdue, business recruiters and education and tourism leaders are heading to Germany to urge companies there to visit and invest in North Carolina.

Perdue's office said the governor will stay in Munich until Wednesday. She'll meet with executives of companies already with a presence in North Carolina or are considering setting up shop in the state.

Perdue will take a brief vacation in Europe after leaving Munich with husband, Bob Eaves, before coming home. Other delegation members will visit other German cities the rest of the week. Some will head later to Sweden.

Perdue's office said the governor and her husband are paying for their entire trip. The rest of the trade mission will cost the state $44,000.

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  • by Fred Location: Raleigh on Apr 27, 2010 at 05:53 AM
    What do you expect, she was trained by the Easleys. The Democratics have got to be so proud, Jim Black, John Edwards, Mike Easley, Frank Ballance. These are not the run of the mill politicians, these are people that affect your everyday life and checking account.
  • by beachbum3 on Apr 27, 2010 at 03:21 AM
    This governor is a totaly disgrace to the taxpaying citizens of this state an should be drumed out of office as soon as she returns from this trip.She needs to keep her a-- in this state an tend to the unemployment of it's citizens an stop globe hopping without bringing home the bacon from all of her supposly job hunting trips supposely on the behalf of the taxpayers of this state she is an outright lier in my own opinion. an she cares not about the average state taxpayers of this state for she is to deep into the pockets of the special instrest gropups an big coporate business across this state thank you
  • by hope Location: nc on Apr 26, 2010 at 03:31 PM
    When they don't speak good English, insist on speaking with someone else.
  • by Frank Rizzo Location: enc on Apr 26, 2010 at 02:42 PM
    everyone wake up first she is getting paid by us anyway! our taxes pay her salary. Way to much I may add. But whats shes trying to do will help our state. Shut up and complain about somthing you "can" change.
  • by MrT Location: LaNC on Apr 26, 2010 at 01:29 PM
    Typical lousy Dumbocrats. Her and Obama both travel entirely too much!
  • by me on Apr 26, 2010 at 12:43 PM
    This is exactly what i would have done just before election to get more votes.I'm just courious,did she do that last year?
  • by jerry Location: enc on Apr 26, 2010 at 12:37 PM
    This "delegation" can spend $44,000 but the state can`t send my lousy little tax refund check of $159.00.
  • by concerned on Apr 26, 2010 at 12:26 PM
    It is still costing the State 44,000 for the trip whether the Gov and her husband are paying their own way or not. I think this is the point that is trying to be made.
  • by MrT Location: LaNC on Apr 26, 2010 at 12:25 PM
    The Wicked Witch of the East is out blowing money again, even though the state budget cannot even be balanced.I wonder though,could she get there faster on a 747, or her trusty broomstick?
  • by No pug as my mug! Location: Washington on Apr 26, 2010 at 11:59 AM
    Saw Perdue last night on tv and wonder how much her botched botox injections cost NC...a few months ago her cheeks moved when she talked and her laugh lines did too. Now her laugh lines are all but filled in and her face doesn't move except for her lower jaw and forehead. Bless her heart, she was fine the way she was why did she have to go and "fix" her face? WITN- do a story on Perdue's botched botox!

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