Friday, December 19, 2008

New Sister City in the Works for Indy

The Mayor of Indianapolis is hoping a new sister city in China will create more economic opportunities in Indiana, reports Inside INdiana Business.

Greg Ballard announced the agreement with Hangzhou during a recent trade mission to China. He says it is part of an overall economic development strategy to bring jobs to Indianapolis.

Ballard also plans to look at other areas for similar partnerships. That includes the possibility of cities in Brazil because of energy self sufficiency issues and the United Kingdom for a motorsports relationship.

1 comment:

John Clark said...

I am curious about whether Hongzhou is eligible for sister city status ... it is already a sister with Boston. It has been a sore point for a while that the Mayor declines to formalize a sister city relation with Eldoret because it already has this relation with Minneapolis.