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

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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Can Europe's Cities Compete in a Global Economy? Leaders from across the region come together for the 2013 London Conference to discuss new ways to be more globally competitive. Can Europe's cities compete in a global economy? Leaders from across the region come together for the 2013 London Conference to discuss new ways to be more globally competitive.
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Metro Freight: The Global Goods Trade that Moves Metro Economies highlights how the trading of goods is the lifeblood of metropolitan economies. Click on link to Watch Video Metro Freight: The Global Goods Trade that Moves Metro Economies highlights how the trading of goods is the lifeblood of metropolitan economies.
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Announcements

Central Puget Sound Region Selected to Join Global Cities Initiative's New Metro Foreign Direct Investment Pilot (April 2014)

San Diego Releases Metro Export Plan to Boost Region's Economy (February 2014)

Brookings and JPMorgan Chase Launch New Exchange Network (November 2013)

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In the News

San Antonio Tapped for Global Cities Initiative Pilot Program, San Antonio Business Journal, April 10, 2014

Columbus Chosen for 'Global Cities' Program, Columbus Dispatch, April 10, 2014

Puget Sound Cities Joining Global Cities Initiative, Puget Sound Business Journal, April 10, 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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