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The Global Cities Initiative

Supporting the Economic Growth of Our Metropolitan Regions

The Global Cities Initiative is a five-year, $10 million collaboration between the Brookings Institution and JPMorgan Chase that aims to equip business, civic and government leaders from U.S. and global metropolitan areas with the information, policy ideas and global connections they need to 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 and data-driven look at their regional standings on crucial global economic measures, highlighting best policy and practice innovations from around the world, and creating an international network of leaders who ultimately trade, invest and grow together.

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Brookings and JPMorgan Chase Launch New Exchange Network
WASHINGTON, D.C., November 21, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Today, the Brookings Institution and JPMorgan Chase announce the launch of the Exchange, a new network of 20 pioneering metropolitan areas committed to increasing global trade and economic competitiveness. The program is part of the Global Cities Initiative, which equips metropolitan leaders with the information, policy ideas, and global...
Nov 21, 2013 8:00 AM ET
Building a Globally Connected City in Denver
Only a few weeks after Denver launched its first nonstop flight to Asia—landing in Tokyo—local business, civic and government leaders came together in Colorado's largest city to discuss how it can capitalize on its assets to compete in the global marketplace.  Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock, Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Kelly J. Brough, Brookings Senior Non-...
Jul 25, 2013 9:00 AM ET
The Ten Traits of Globally Fluent Metro Areas
Through the Global Cities Initiative, the Brookings Institution and JPMorgan Chase are working to equip business, civic and government leaders with information, policy ideas and connections that will help their metro regions thrive in the global economy. New research, released today at the Global Cities forum in...
Jun 26, 2013 9:00 AM ET
Urbanization: Problem or Panacea?
With China's economic boom has come massive urbanization on a scale never before seen in human history. The population of Beijing alone has nearly doubled since 2000 and is expected to surpass 30 million in the next decade. To examine the prospects and challenges and of China's ongoing urbanization, the Global Cities Initiative, in partnership with the Brookings-Tsinghua Center for...
Jun 17, 2013 9:00 AM ET
Dallas Morning News Spotlights Global Cities, Says Local Companies See Exports as Key to Growth
The Global Cities Initiative recently hosted forums in Houston and Dallas, where business, civic and government leaders explored the resources, partnerships and investments needed to expand economic cooperation and strengthen the global competitiveness of their metropolitan regions. In Houston, presenters and panelists (right) discussed the opportunities and challenges for...
Jun 4, 2013 9:00 AM ET