US Conference Of Mayors To Release New Economic Report Detailing Outlook For Nation's Metro Economies

Jul 16, 2012, 12:53 ET from The U.S. Conference of Mayors

Critical Transportation and Infrastructure Investment Examined

PHILADELPHIA, July 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Thursday, July 19, at its annual Summer Leadership Meeting, the US Conference of Mayors (USCM) will release the next installment of its on-going series of U.S. Metro Economies Reports, providing 2011 economic output numbers (Gross Metropolitan Product) for the nation's 363 metro areas in addition to the 2012 economic outlook.  The report, prepared by IHS Global Insights, will also address the role of transportation infrastructure in metro economies, projecting that increases in population, employment, exports and economic output will dramatically increase congestion unless the nation commits to greater investments in transportation infrastructure.


WHAT:           U.S. Conference of Mayors Summer Leadership Meeting

WHO:             Press conference led by:
                      USCM President Philadelphia, PA Mayor Michael Nutter
                      USCM Vice President Mesa, AZ Mayor Scott Smith
                      USCM Second-Vice President Sacramento, CA Mayor Kevin Johnson
                      Dozens of other U.S. mayors from cities nationwide.

WHEN:           Thursday, July 19, 2012 at 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM ET

WHERE:         The Ritz Carlton Hotel
                      10 Avenue of The Arts| Philadelphia, PA 19102 | Room: Plaza Ballroom II, Third

The U.S. Conference of Mayors is the official nonpartisan organization of cities with populations of 30,000 or more. There are 1,295 such cities in the country today, and each city is represented in the Conference by its chief elected official, the mayor.  Like us on Facebook at, or follow us on Twitter at

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