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Brookings Metropolitan Export Initiative

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Katz, Parilla: NAFTA helps poise Houston to grow trade – Houston Chronicle

Yet North America is not merely the sum of our three national economies; rather it is driven by a network of city and metropolitan economies that produce and trade together based on their distinctive clusters of firms and industries. At the forefront of this powerful network is Houston, which traded more than $35 billion in … Continue reading

Cities are the Engine of the US Economy – NYTimes.com

So the great laboratories and engines of our economy are now our cities. This is the conclusion of an important new book by the Brookings Institution scholars Bruce Katz and Jennifer Bradley, entitled: “The Metropolitan Revolution: How Cities and Metros Are Fixing Our Broken Politics and Fragile Economy.” via I Want to Be a Mayor … Continue reading

S.A. area exports increase by 33% – San Antonio Express-News

The San Antonio area’s export volume zoomed 33 percent in 2012 from the previous year to a record level of $14 billion, the U.S. government reported Thursday. via S.A. area exports increase by 33% – San Antonio Express-News.

How One Green City Is Going Global – NationalJournal.com

In the hopes of attracting more high-impact international projects for ZGF Architects and like-minded local businesses, Portland in 2012 launched the We Build Green Cities initiative, a one-of-a-kind attempt to leverage the city’s green reputation to boost exports and the regional economy. National Journal has honored this unique project as the winner in our category … Continue reading

S.A. job growth is seen through exports – San Antonio Express-News

Brookings’ export premise is simple. Economic growth is occurring mainly outside the United States and Europe, mainly in Asia and Latin America. For U.S. companies to expand and add jobs, the best approach is to increase exports or start exporting, said Brad McDearman, a Brookings fellow and director of the Metro Export Initiative. via S.A. … Continue reading

Brookings Institution: Establish a Regional Export Accelerator Challenge REACH Grant Program to Boost U.S. Exports and Trade Capacity

“To increase U.S. exports—particularly by the small and mid-size companies that drive domestic job creation—the federal government should initiate a short-term competitive Regional Export Accelerator Challenge REACH grant program to support public-private partnerships working to launch customized regional export plans.” via Strengthen Federalism: Establish a Regional Export Accelerator Challenge REACH Grant Program to Boost U.S. … Continue reading

San Antonio Economic Development Plan Will Have a Focus on Exports and FDI

Deloitte Consulting’s report will be a competitiveness assessment of the city’s assets, including education, job training and other infrastructure, Hernandez said.“It also will have a heavy international tilt,” he said. “We want to define our position internationally.”The Washington, D.C.-based Brookings Institution also will help develop the export and international investment portion of the report, according … Continue reading

Formula One’s Mexican fans expected to boost S.A. tourism – San Antonio Express-News

“It’s an excellent opportunity for San Antonio,” said Richard Perez, president of the Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce. “It exposes a whole new group of international visitors to who we are and what we have to offer.” Read more: http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local_news/article/Formula-One-s-Mexican-fans-expected-to-boost-S-A-4038589.php#ixzz2CJZFvOAn Although not typically thought of as an export, tourism can be a major export … Continue reading

Teaching Americans to Export

An article from the Wall Street Journal that was circulated by the Brookings Institution as part of their Metropolitan Export Initiative. Teaching Americans to Export Los Angeles Port Holds Classes on Selling Abroad; Jeans to Russia, Candy to China 10.29.12 – The Wall Street Journal  By Hannah Karp LOS ANGELES—A year ago, Vladimir Maskov was … Continue reading

Portland Export Initiative & Korea Trade Agreement

An article from the Portland Tribune about Portland’s metropolitan export initiative and the importance it will play in enhancing trade for local businesses. “International trade is a growth engine. It pushes our economy forward, positioning Oregon companies to expand their businesses and create jobs.” via Portland Tribune and Community Newspapers – Korea trade agreement pays … Continue reading

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