The NLC Leadership Academy on Local Economic Competitiveness in a Global Era held in Seattle in April 2011, brought together teams of local elected officials, staff, and key regional stakeholders with experts from all levels of government, academic, and business sectors to discuss critical opportunities and challenges of foreign direct investment and international trade.
As part of the event, NLC partnered with the U.S. Departments of Commerce and Treasury to host a delegation of approximately 90 Chinese leaders, including mayors and business executives from Chongqing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Xian, Tiazhou (in Jiangsu province), and Weifang (in Shandong province).
At NLC Leadership Academy, City Leaders Focus on Competing in the Global Market
Experts from all levels of government, business, and academia came together to discuss the opportunities and challenges of foreign direct investment and trade promotion at this leadership academy. This Nation's Cities Weekly article summarizes the events that took place at the academy.
From Chattanooga to Chongqing, Via Seattle
The U.S. Department of Treasury Senior Coordinator & Executive Secretary for China and the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue, David Loevinger, explains why fostering globally focused relationships is important.
NLCTV Webcast's of Leadership Academy Sessions
Webcasts from this event focus on the local realities of global economic development and case studies and strategies for foreign direct investment and trade.