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Strickland Leads Delegation to Vietnam and China

Strickland Leads Delegation to Vietnam and China
March 28, 2016

Brad Forbes, Office of Mayor Strickland, bforbes@cityoftacoma.org, (253) 591-5166

Mayor Marilyn Strickland Leads Delegation to
Vietnam and China March 31-April 10 

Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland will travel with City of Tacoma Community and Economic Development Department staff to meet with existing and potential investors and promote Greater Tacoma's assets. These assets include the city's public and private education system, recreational opportunities, thriving museum district and waterfront.

"Our diverse population and strategic partnership in the Global Cities Initiative have helped position Tacoma as a welcoming, international waterfront city. As a result, we are attracting foreign direct investment, hosting more students and receiving delegations from Asia," said Strickland. "It is important to cultivate our city's relationships with investors who have already committed to building housing, office, retail and lodging in our downtown core.”
“This trip represents an enormous opportunity to continue leveraging more than $275 million in foreign direct investments already committed to two of the most significant downtown properties in Tacoma,” said Community and Economic Development Director Ricardo Noguera. “As a result of this trip, we expect to attract more private capital from both Vietnamese and Chinese investors."
The delegation will visit the following cities:
March 31 to April 3
Hanoi, Vietnam

April 4 to April 6
Wuhan, China

April 6 to April 8
Shanghai, China

April 8 to April 10
Beijing, China