Monday, April 14th, 2014
The Mayors of Everett, Seattle, and Tacoma show their support at the Global Cities Initiative forum held at the University of Washington’s HUB
Last Thursday, the Trade Alliance was proud to join a coalition of business and government leaders to announce that the Central Puget Sound region has been selected to join the Global Cities Initiative’s new metro foreign direct investment pilot program.
The program, a joint project of the Brookings Institution and JPMorgan Chase, will create and implement plans to attract foreign direct investment to our region. “The Trade Alliance is excited to partner with other local economic development organizations and the Global Cities Initiative to create and implement a foreign direct investment strategy that will make us as successful in attracting productive foreign investment as we are at exporting,” said Sam Kaplan, president of the Trade Development Alliance.
The announcement was made at the University of Washington’s Husky Union Building by Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, who was joined by Mayor Marilyn Strickland of Tacoma and Mayor Ray Stephanson of Everett.