Announcing our 2018 Leadership and Study Missions

By: Corinne Lumens Posted: 01/22/2018

The Chamber will visit Denver, Singapore and the Eastside this spring and summer

Each year, the Seattle Metro Chamber leads a group of business, government, and civic leaders to key cities around the state, country and globe. Through these trips, we benchmark our region, learn best practices, and make lasting connections with key leaders and businesses for the betterment of the Seattle region’s economy.

In 2018, our leadership and study missions will visit:

Intercity Study Mission to Denver, April 25-27


Why Denver?

Denver is a peer region to Seattle in many ways, facing similar challenges and opportunities as its population grows. Surrounded by awe-inspiring natural beauty and filled with a sense of adventure and creativity, our two cities continue to rank among the most popular and sought-after places to live and work in the country. This year’s Intercity Study Mission provides a unique opportunity to learn from leaders in the Mile High City.

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International Leadership Mission to Singapore, May 20-27


Why Singapore?

One of the Seattle metro region’s eight peers in our global competitiveness research, Singapore shines on many measures of economic activity and business climate, including:  

  • Ranked first in the world for startup talent, overtaking Silicon Valley; #12 for Startup Ecosystem (Startup Genome, 2017)
  • Fastest growing customer of Washington State services exports, such as software (Trade Partnership, 2012 – 2015)
  • Second in the world for ease of doing business (World Bank, 2016)
  • Second most globally competitive economy (World Economic Forum, 2016)
  • Second busiest port in the world behind only Shanghai in terms of tonnage handled
  • Fourth fastest-growing source of foreign direct investment in the United States

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In-State Study Mission to the Eastside, June 21-22


Why the Eastside?
In support of our ongoing call to work together as a region, this year’s study mission will include key stops between Renton and Kenmore. We’re all united in our continued efforts to strengthen our region’s global competitiveness, and we have the opportunity to take a regional approach to shared issues such as homelessness, traffic congestion, and housing and commercial affordability.

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