Global Cities Initiative. A Joint Project of Brokings and JPMorgan Chase

Supporting Our Cities' Economic Future

The Global Cities Initiative is a collaboration between the Brookings Institution and JPMorgan Chase that aims to equip business, civic and government leaders with the information, policy ideas and connections they need to help their metropolitan areas thrive in the global economy. Chaired by Richard M. Daley, the former mayor of Chicago, and directed by Brookings' Bruce Katz, the Global Cities Initiative is helping city and metropolitan leaders become more globally fluent by providing an in-depth, data-driven look at their regions' standings on crucial global economic measures, highlighting best policy and practice innovations from around the world and, through the Global Cities Exchange, developing and implementing regional strategies to boost global trade and investment.

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Insights

Former Ambassador Carla Hills and Former Commerce Secretary William Daley engage in a dialogue on the direct impact global trade plays in local economic growth with JPMorgan Chase's Head of Corporate Responsibility Peter Scher. Click on link to Watch Video Former Ambassador Carla Hills and Former Commerce Secretary William Daley engage in a dialogue on the direct impact global trade plays in local economic growth with JPMorgan Chase's Head of Corporate Responsibility Peter Scher.
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Executives from the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation, Greater Portland, Inc., Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and GM Nameplate join Global Cities' Amy Liu in a discussion about global engagement and building bi-lateral relationships. Executives from the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation, Greater Portland, Inc., Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and GM Nameplate join Global Cities' Amy Liu in a discussion about global engagement and building bi-lateral relationships.
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Introducing the Global Cities Exchange Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and México City Mayor Miguel Ángel Mancera discuss the newly established economic partnership between the two cities with JPMorgan's Peter Scher.
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Announcements

Greater Louisville and Lexington to Discuss Global Competitiveness (June 2014)

Foreign Investment Holds Potential as Critical Tool for Growing State and Local Economies (June 2014)

Mayor Emanuel, WBC, Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce and Choose Chicago Welcome Prominent Mexican Business Delegation (May 2014)

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In the News

Chicago opens economic playbook to Mexico City, Chicago Tribune May 19, 2014

Want to Boost the Economy? Think Exports, Arizona Republic May 14, 2014

How Phoenix can become a global player, Arizona Republic, May 1, 2014

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Research & Reports

Global Cities Map of the United States Global Trade & Engagement Indicators for the Top 100 U.S. Metro Areas.
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New Foreign Direct Investment Planning Process from Global Cities Read Report »