Maine trade mission planned to Spain, Germany

Posted June 16, 2009, at 10:30 a.m.

AUGUSTA, Maine — Gov. John Baldacci is planning a trade mission to Spain and Germany that will focus on renewable energy technologies.

The governor announced Tuesday that he and Maine business leaders will travel to a major European wind power trade show in Spain as well as to Spain’s capital and to Bremen, Germany. The trip will run from Sept. 19-26.

Baldacci said the trip will allow businesses to connect with European companies and get the word out that “Maine is open for business and investment.”

Maine International Trade Center President Janine Bisaillon-Cary said Spain and Germany were chosen because they are home to energy companies that have made investments in Maine and the surrounding region.