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Massachusetts governor embarking on trade mission

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BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Deval Patrick is hitting the road again, this time for a trade mission to Denmark, the United Kingdom and France.

Patrick said the goal of the six-day trip — from Sept. 14-19 — is to expand opportunities between Massachusetts and the European countries in the innovation economy, clean tech, digital gambling, financial services, and education sectors.

Patrick will be joined by cabinet secretaries, academic officials and business leaders on the trip.

The trade mission includes stops in Copenhagen, London, Paris and Lyon, France. It is Patrick's fourth major trade mission this year.

In his first term, Patrick embarked on a single trade mission to China.

Since winning re-election in 2010, Patrick has visited Israel, the United Kingdom, Brazil, Colombia, Ireland, Canada, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Panama, Mexico and the United Arab Emirates.

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