MINNEAPOLIS — U.S. – China Business Connections Twin Cities will hold its March networking breakfast on Wednesday, March 5, 2014, from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. in Room MOH 201 of the University of St. Thomas, 1000 LaSalle Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403.
The guest presenter for March will be Mike Brown, vice president of Marketing and Communications at GREATER MSP, a regional economic development partnership. His topic will be “Greater MSP’s Regional Export Growth Strategy.”
The Greater MSP region’s long-term economic growth depends on expanding and diversifying exported industry sectors. Exporting accounts for over $20 billion in the region’s economy and each $1 billion in new exports generates over 6,000 jobs.
The Metropolitan Export Initiative is working to help businesses see the opportunity that exporting can mean for their companies and therefore significantly grow exports and jobs for the region. The international Economic Development Council recently recognized the initiative as an innovative approach for driving regional prosperity.
Brown’s work includes branding and communication of the region’s assets to a global audience. He served as a key member of the Steering Committee for the Metropolitan Export Initiative. Prior to GREATER MSP, he lead the Branding and Media teams at Target, as well as various positions at Fallon and Campbell Mithun.
Come person to learn about this initiative and the work being done to help Minnesota products find markets around the globe. Please bring brochures and information to share on the member table during our meeting.
The networking and breakfast session begins at 7:30 a.m. The presentation begins at 8 a.m. The meeting adjourns at 9 a.m. with optional networking opportunities to follow.
The is $30 fee for non-members and $15 for first time guests includes breakfast. Students may attend free. Register by calling Jim Smith at 612-865-6543 or email Jim @ [email protected] Parking is available at the Harmon Avenue and 11th ramp, or at the 10th and Hennepin ramp.