Chongqing China Conducts Global Trade Event in Gwinnett

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Rapidly Emerging Asian Market Identifies Gwinnett & Metro Atlanta for U.S. Connection and Growth

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(Gwinnett/Metro Atlanta News) April 23, 2012- On the heels of Gwinnett’s Global Business Recruitment Mission to China – and the 10th Annual Hi Tech Fair in Chongqing – mayoral representative from Chongqing, Deputy General Secretary Yan conducted a reciprocating mission to Gwinnett and metro Atlanta. Focused on identifying U.S. markets for foreign investment and trade, the Chinese delegation leveraged the strength of both Partnership Gwinnett and the U.S. China Cultural Exchange to communicate opportunities for foreign investment and trade with the rising economic hub in Western China.

“Our delegation was focused on developing relationships to facilitate international trade opportunities for Gwinnett, Georgia and the United States,” said Gwinnett County Chairman Charlotte Nash. “The reciprocation of the visit by Chongqing so soon after our delegation’s return adds to the foundation we built on our mission- and further supports the global business attraction efforts of Partnership Gwinnett.”

With a population of 32 million people and one of the largest cities in the world, Chongqing is China’s largest inland urban area. Chongqing was opened for direct foreign trade in 1979, and has since been identified by the Chinese government as the launchpad for inner-China’s industrial development.

“Chongqing had China’s highest GDP last year at 16.6 percent growth,” said Matt Biltz, Director at the U.S. China Cultural Exchange. “Gwinnett and metro Atlanta have much to offer in the way of opportunity for business development and international trade with China. Today, we’re working to bring foreign direct investment to Georgia.”

Since 2008, Partnership Gwinnett has developed a robust program seeking to leverage the County’s international business capacity and resources to attract new employers to Gwinnett. The community has grown to over 580 internationally based businesses, demonstrating the successful implementation of the Partnership Gwinnett strategy and global business recruitment.

“As an aggressively growing municipality invested heavily in developing global business, Chongqing- and our relationship with its leaders – places our community on the fast-track to generating jobs and wealth in Gwinnett ,” said Nick Masino, Senior Vice President of Economic Development and Partnership Gwinnett at the Gwinnett Chamber. “Implementing the global business strategy of Partnership Gwinnett further presents our community as the premiere location to conduct business in the United States.”

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Partnership Gwinnett is Gwinnett’s economic and community development initiative. Led by the Gwinnett Chamber and a host of public and private partners, the initiative targets the retention and expansion of existing Gwinnett businesses in addition to the development of new business in five key market segments: Health Sciences & Services; Information Technology; Advanced Manufacturing/ Supply Chain Management; and Corporate Headquarters/Professional Services. The ultimate goal is to promote economic wealth & diversification, increase education and work force excellence, improve quality of life and heighten visibility through marketing and outreach programs for the entire Gwinnett community.  For more information on Partnership Gwinnett, the internationally award-winning community and economic development initiative, please visit

Economic Development Contact: 
Nick Masino | SVP, Partnership Gwinnett & Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development | 770.232.8802

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