NLC Academy on Global Economic Competitiveness to Take Place in Seattle
WASHINGTON, Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National League of Cities will host a delegation of U.S. elected officials, senior business executives, economic officials and Chinese mayors and executives during its Leadership Academy on Local Economic Competitiveness in a Global Era in April. The Academy will increase the economic competitiveness of U.S. cities and regions in the global economy by facilitating economic relationships between China and the U.S.
Members of the media are invited to attend the event. To RSVP, please contact Gregory Minchak at 202-626-3003 or Minchak@nlc.org or Amanda Straub at 202-626-3015 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more details on the conference agenda, please contact Gregory Minchak.
The Academy, co-hosted by the Trade Development Alliance of Greater Seattle, will bring together teams of U.S. elected city officials, staff and regional leaders to discuss the opportunities and challenges of expanding trade relationships and attracting foreign direct investment. U.S. local officials will have the opportunity, in a session facilitated by the Department of Commerce, to directly engage several foreign businesses seeking job-creating investment opportunities in U.S. cities. Industries represented will include high-tech R&D, pharmaceuticals, aviation and space, auto manufacturing and high-speed transport/expressways.
As part of the event, NLC is partnering with the U.S. Departments of Commerce and Treasury to host a high-level delegation of approximately 90 representatives from China, including mayors and business executives from Chongqing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Xian, Taizhou and Weifang. The event will feature experts from the U.S. from all levels of government, academic and business sectors who will discuss the local realities of global economic development, foreign investment and trade promotion.
What: Leadership Academy on Local Economic Competitiveness in a Global Era
Where: Sheraton Hotel, Seattle, Wash.
When: April 19-21, 2011
RSVP: Gregory Minchak, 202-626-3003 or Minchak@nlc.org
Amanda Straub, 202-626-3015 or email@example.com
The National League of Cities is the nation's oldest and largest organization devoted to strengthening and promoting cities as centers of opportunity, leadership and governance. NLC is a resource and advocate for 19,000 cities, towns and villages, representing more than 218 million Americans.
SOURCE National League of Cities