- Associated Press - Monday, July 11, 2016

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford is leading a delegation of Maryland companies to the Farnborough International Air Show.

The show begins Monday in Hampshire, England. It is one of the largest aerospace and defense trade shows in the world.

Rutherford and Maryland Commerce Department Secretary Mike Gill are attending with representatives from nine small and mid-sized Maryland companies. They will be promoting Maryland as an aerospace destination for companies that may not have a U.S. presence but want to get into the U.S. market.

Karen Glenn Hood, a department spokeswoman, says the companies will be showcasing their products and services. The state will be looking to help the companies find opportunities they may not have access to otherwise.

They are scheduled to return Friday.

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