7:30 am MDT - 10:00 am MDT

Past Event

Global Cities Salt Lake: Building and sustaining a competitive region

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

7:30 am - 10:00 am MDT

Spencer Fox Eccles Business Building
University of Utah, David Eccles School of Business

1655 Campus Center Drive
Salt Lake City, Utah

Cities and metropolitan regions across the United States are struggling with the challenge of spurring economic growth and job creation that are sustainable and inclusive. While the national economic picture continues to improve, the gains are unevenly distributed among people and regions. Meanwhile, new challenges and opportunities such as globalization, evolving demographics, technological advancement, and workforce readiness are forcing business, government, and civic leaders to rethink their economic development strategies. Leaders in metropolitan areas across the country have begun to transition from the traditional model of growth through consumption-based industries and business attraction to one that engages global demand, talent, and capital.

On Wednesday, July 22 the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings and JPMorgan Chase hosted the Global Cities Salt Lake forum, focused on this new endeavor. Focusing on export opportunities in the Salt Lake metropolitan area, the forum included a conversation around the region’s global competitiveness The speakers at the forum provided context on the current position of the city and region in the international marketplace and offered insight into how leaders can strengthen global competitiveness and economic growth.

Presentation by Amy Liu


SLCGCI_3066Phyllis Campbell, Mayor Ben McAdams, Craig Zollinger, Amy Liu, Mayor Richard M. Daley

SLCGCI_3416Amy Liu gives presentation at Global Cities Salt Lake forum


Marek Gootman, Ric Hubler, Nancy Langdon, Andy Davison

SLCGCI_3560Jeff Edwards, Theresa Foxley, Derek Miller, Natalie Gochnour, Mayor Ben McAdams

Panel 2: Building a Globally Competitive Region in Salt Lake