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Supporting Our Cities' Economic Future

See how we are helping metro areas create global trade and investment strategies to grow jobs and expand their economies.

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. 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. It's also highlighting best policy and practice innovations from around the world and, through the Global Cities Exchange (Opens Overlay), developing and implementing regional strategies to boost global trade and investment.
Recognizing that cities are increasingly at the center of society’s most pressing challenges, in 2016 we launched Securing Global Cities, a year-long project that will examine the intersection of globalization and security in today’s cities. Securing Global Cities aims to help cities think through the key elements of integrated security strategies, ultimately enabling metropolitan leaders to better protect their citizens, businesses, and infrastructure.


"We see in our own business how the trends of globalization and urbanization are shaping the economic landscape. If we can help our cities expand their trade and international networks, they can grow and prosper in the global economy."

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