GA Trade Sep-Oct Interactive - page 18

S P O T L I G H T S
BigCities, BigBusiness
A
s part of their mission to
support German-American
trade and investment, GACC
Midwest and GACC Philadelphia
welcomed Peter Feldmann, Lord
Mayor of the City of Frankfurt am
Main to Chicago and Philadelphia.
The LordMayor traveledwith a
delegation of representatives who
offered an in-depth perspective on
business in the Frankfurt region, and
why this region is particularly
attractive to American companies.
The Delegation included representa-
tives from FrankfurtRheinMain
International Marketing of the
Region GmbH, the Frankfurt Tourist
& Congress Board, Frankfurt
Economic Development GmbH, the
JohannWolfgang Goethe University,
Hessen Trade & Invest, Ballcom
Digital Public Relations, Deutsche
Bank, and hr-iNFO.
The Frankfurt region has strong ties
to the U.S. More than 1,000 U.S.
companies call the region their
European home. While Frankfurt is
known as a financial center and
home of the European Central Bank,
the region also leads in IT, life
science, and automotive industries.
FrankfurtRheinMain Corp. offices,
headquarteredwithin the GACCMid-
west in Chicago, is the international
marketing representative for the
region and has supported 21 U.S.
companies in setting up subsidiaries
there since 2009.
The LordMayor and Delegation first
traveled to Chicago, where they
By: JasminWelter& Lindi vonMutius, GACC
Frankfurt Meets Chicago& Philadelphia
RahmEmanuel,Mayor ofChicagoand
Peter Feldmann, LordMayor of theCity
of FrankfurtamMain
GACCMidwesthosts FrankfurtDelegation inChicago
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