Executive Order

Executive Order No. 169: Massachusetts Foreign Business Council

Date: 08/28/1979
Issuer: Edward J. King
Mass Register: No. 174

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WHEREAS, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts has undertaken to develop economic conditions within the Commonwealth so that business enterprises can flourish in their activities with the Commonwealth, and

WHEREAS, the economic activities undertaken by firms located within the Commonwealth are of great importance to the national and international economy; and

WHEREAS, many business men and women have volunteered to work within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts government to encourage reverse investment by foreign businesses in Massachusetts and to foster the expansion of Massachusetts exports in foreign markets; and

WHEREAS, the need to enlist the support and participation of the business community to work with state government in developing innovative programs to attract foreign manufacturers and to improve the climate for Massachusetts' exports to be sold abroad has been clear to both the private and public sectors;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Edward J. King, Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and by the statutes of this Commonwealth, do hereby order and direct:

1. That there shall be created within the Executive Office of the Governor the Massachusetts Foreign Business Council to enlist the volunteer services of private sector business leaders from throughout the Commonwealth to advise me, as Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, as to those foreign investment opportunities and the manner in which reverse investment by foreign businesses can be increased in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and export of Massachusetts business goods and services can be increased.

2. Said Massachusetts Foreign Business Council shall be organized and established as a non-profit corporation, established under the provisions of Chapter 180 of the General Laws of the Commonwealth known as the Massachusetts Foreign Business Council, utilizing the services of such private citizens, including persons from Massachusetts academic institutions, businesses, professions and industries, as it deems necessary and appropriate to carry out its functions.

3. The Massachusetts Foreign Business Council is authorized to call upon any secretariat, office department, board, commission, council or other agency of the executive branch of state government under my jurisdiction and any officer, member or employee thereof, to supply such statistical data, program reports and other information and materials as the Massachusetts Foreign Business Council deems necessary or appropriate to perform its work, and they are authorized and directed to cooperate with the Massachusetts Foreign Business Council and to furnish it such information or assistance in connection with such review and analysis, and in connection with effecting implementation of such recommendations as may be developed.

4. The Massachusetts Foreign Business Council shall from time to time report to me and to the public its findings and recommendations as they relate to the encouragement of foreign direct investment in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the expansion of Massachusetts exports in foreign markets.

The Chairman, members and staff of the Massachusetts Foreign Business Council shall serve at the pleasure of the Governor and shall be appointed by the aforementioned Governor for such terms as he deems appropriate for the performance and completion of the work of the Massachusetts Foreign Business Council.

5. This Order shall take effect immediately and shall continue in force until amended or revoked.

Given at the Executive Chamber in Boston this 28th day of August in the year of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and seventy-nine, and of the independence of the United States of America, two hundred and four.

EDWARD J. KING
GOVERNOR
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

MICHAEL JOSEPH CONNOLLY
Secretary of the Commonwealth

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