Mar 8

Past Event

Export Nation 2012: How U.S. Metros Are Driving National Growth

Event Materials

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Highlights

  • Economic Power Shifting to Rising Nations

    Bruce Katz: Despite America’s manufacturing muscle and growing export economy, economic power is shifting to the rising nations.

    Bruce Katz

  • Ex-Im Bank Focused on Creating Jobs

    Fred Hochberg, Export-Import Bank: We’re really about creating jobs and think it’s important to target those countries where we can make a difference. Currently, we’re focusing on nine countries that meet that criteria.

  • Mayors Are CEOs of Regional Economies

    Dario Gomez, Small Business Administration: Mayors are the CEOs of regional economies and play a key role in developing export economies for their metros; the SBA is committed to supporting their efforts.

  • Be Proactive in Building Exports

    Sam Adams, Mayor, Portland, Oregon: We have to be proactive in building our exports, we have to work together and we have to be smart about identifying who needs what and who can help us meet those needs.

Full Event

  • Panel One: Export Nation 2012

    On March 8, the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings released “Export Nation 2012,” which analyzes the evolution of the export landscape across the country and the changes in the export sector of the largest 100 U.S. metropolitan areas.

  • Panel Two: Export Nation 2012

    On March 8, the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings released “Export Nation 2012,” which analyzes the evolution of the export landscape across the country and the changes in the export sector of the largest 100 U.S. metropolitan areas.

  • Panel Three: Export Nation 2012

    On March 8, the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings released “Export Nation 2012,” which analyzes the evolution of the export landscape across the country and the changes in the export sector of the largest 100 U.S. metropolitan areas.

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Summary

Amid a sluggish economic recovery, a growing number of U.S. business, civic and economic leaders are calling for the nation to tap into global markets as a destination for exports. To that end, the federal government should establish basic policy supports for export-driven growth while capitalizing on the role and assets of metropolitan areas as the key engines of state and national exporting.

On March 8, the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings released “Export Nation 2012,” which analyzes the evolution of the export landscape across the country and the changes in the export sector of the largest 100 U.S. metropolitan areas. The report provides a series of policy recommendations on how to better connect the national export agenda with the Metropolitan Export Initiative, a ground-up collaborative effort to help regional civic, business, and political leaders create and implement customized metropolitan export plans in partnership with their states. Bruce Katz, vice president and director of the Metropolitan Policy Program, presented the findings of the report, followed by a panel of business, civic, and government leaders involved in helping their metro areas better engage in global trade. The event concluded with a discussion on how the federal government can create a national platform for export growth while empowering the growth of exports from the ground up.

After each panel, participants took audience questions. You can follow the discussion on this event on Twitter using the hashtag #ExportNation.

Event Agenda

  • Welcoming Remarks

    • Antoine van Agtmael

      Trustee, The Brookings Institution

      Chairman and Co-CIO, Ashmore EMM, LLC

  • Presentation

  • Panel Discussion

    • Moderator: Mary Jordan

      Editor

      Washington Post Live

    • The Honorable Sam Adams

      Mayor

      City of Portland, Oregon

    • Katie Clark

      Executive Director

      Minnesota Trade Office

    • Stephen Chabot

      Vice President of Operations

      INFICON, Inc.

    • Carlos Valderrama

      Senior Vice President for Global Initiatives

      Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce

  • Dialogue: The Federal Role

    • Moderator

      Portrait: Amy Liu

      Amy Liu

      Co-Director and Senior Fellow, Metropolitan Policy Program

    • Fred Hochberg

      President and Chairman

      Export-Import Bank

    • Karen Mills

      Administrator

      Small Business Administration

    • Francisco Sánchez

      Undersecretary of Commerce for International Trade

      U.S. Department of Commerce

Details

March 8, 2012

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM EST

The Brookings Institution

Falk Auditorium

1775 Massachusetts Ave., NW

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