Mayor Marks Represents U.S. Mayors at U.S. – China Forum
Tallahassee Mayor John Marks represented the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) at the U.S. – China Cities Forum on Economic Cooperation and Investment, June 22-24, in Nanjing, China. The conference focused on economic partnership at the local level and explored ways for city-level government to assist in the expansion of economic cooperation and investment opportunities between the United States and China.
“I’m proud to once again represent the City of Tallahassee, as well as the 1,200 cities represented by the U.S. Conference of Mayors, to foster growth of our local economies,” said Mayor Marks. “This is an outstanding opportunity to promote Tallahassee’s business community on the international stage.”
No City funds will be used for this trip. Airfare expenses will be covered by the U.S. Conference of Mayors, with lodging and other travel expenses provided by the conference organizers.
The U.S. Conference of Mayors asked Marks to serve on its delegation due to his role on the USCM Board of Trustees and because of Marks’ recent trade mission to the Chinese city of Rugao, Tallahassee’s newest Sister City. In addition, hydrogen fuel cell manufacturer Bing Energy International, with its headquarters in Tallahassee and manufacturing facilities in both Tallahassee and Rugao, serves as an excellent example of the conference’s focus on new business development.