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Councilman Martinez returns from China

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Councilman Adam Martinez. Image courtesy toledo.oh.gov Councilman Adam Martinez. Image courtesy toledo.oh.gov
TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -

Toledo City Councilman Adam Martinez has returned from an 8-day trip to China.

He says he wanted to keep his trip low-profile, and his goals were to experience Chinese culture and begin making business connections and building relationships. This was his very first time visiting that country.

Martinez joined four young professionals who went to China as a way to explore future business opportunities.

According to Martinez, it's important the city has its feelers out regionally, nationally and globally.

"International business is a 2-way street," he said. "We've kind of seen it leaving us. I want to figure out: how do we export our resources, our know-how and make sure we have a local presence there?"

Martinez believes the issue of international travel for economic development purposes should be a key issue in this year's mayoral election.

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