Trade mission to U.K., Israel will benefit Philadelphia, Nutter says

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter is back from his trade mission to England and Israel. And he’s very happy with the results.

The trip was good for the city and future business in town, Nutter said Tuesday.

“Everywhere we went, whether it was the ambassador in the U.K. or Tony Blair, they all commended us for doing what we are doing, which is getting out message out, telling our story, letting people know what this city has to offer,” Nutter said.

Some of the contacts he made on the trip will visit Philadelphia next year.

“For Israeli, venture capital firms and other companies will come to Philadelphia, to meet with their counterparts in the business environment, in the university environment to see how their businesses in Israel may be able to expand with a particular focus in Philadelphia,” Nutter said.

The mayor says the delegation had about 50 meetings during the 10-day trade mission.

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