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Mayor Mike Bell is leading a delegation for a trip to Germany, to try to forge
new business relationships and to deepen the bond with Delmenhorst, Toledo's sister
city in that country.
to his visits to China, the mayor will be bringing along some city officials
there, the group will visit the Hannover Fair, one of the largest trade shows
in the world, which places a focus on technology development.
think it's highly appropriate if we're attempting to be an international city,
we have to reach out internationally to be able to grab relationships," Mayor
Bell said. "There's no way you can sit at home and hope they're going to show
up. You have to go reach out."
says he's never been to Germany, but he's looking forward to the experience to
try to attract new businesses and investors to town, as well as enhancing
cultural exchanges between Toledo and Delmenhorst.