The Global Cities Initiative today announced its 2013 schedule of forums, bringing business, civic and government leaders together to explore how their metropolitan areas can better compete in the global economy. In its second year, Global Cities will continue to equip these leaders with information and policy ideas, catalyze action, and build an international network of metropolitan leaders whose regions ultimately trade, invest, and grow together.
Global Cities is a five-year project that combines JPMorgan Chase's longstanding commitment to investing in cities with Brookings' deep expertise in metro-focused research. The research and discussion forums aim to give business, civic and government leaders from the 100 largest U.S. metropolitan areas and select international metropolitan areas the data, policy ideas, and global connections they need to help their communities thrive in the global economy.
"Vibrant, global cities don't just appear on their own. It takes strategy, collaboration, data and insight," said Richard M. Daley, chair of the Global Cities Initiative and former mayor of Chicago. "Of course, it also takes leadership. That's what the Global Cities forums are all about. We are getting the right people around the table to explore opportunities and actions to drive local and regional economic growth and help cities better compete in the global economy."
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