WASHINGTON, April 14, 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 Seattle next week. The Academy will facilitate economic relationships between China and the U.S., while giving local leaders investment strategies and useful practices for going forward.
Members of the media are invited to attend portions of the event. For a complete agenda, please see: http://goo.gl/q7AG9.
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 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.
Who: U.S. elected officials, senior business executives, economic officials, Chinese mayors and executives
What: Leadership Academy on Local Economic Competitiveness in a Global Era
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.