WTCA 2018 Trade & Investment Report – Global Connections, Local Growth

June 12, 2018

During this time of geopolitical turmoil, when many national governments
are unable or unwilling to advance a positive trade and investment agenda,
cities are positioned to lead. This study, conducted in partnership with
the World Trade Centers Association (WTCA), is a product of original citylevel
data analysis1, as well as polling and interviews with WTCA members
around the world. These cities constitute in excess of $26.7 trillion, or more
than 35 percent of global GDP2, and nearly 1 billion people. Capturing
insights from this unique global network of World Trade Centers (WTCs) in
more than 300 cities and nearly 100 countries, this analysis seeks to shed
light on how global economic trends are shaping trade and investment
at the local level and the innovative ways cities are navigating this “new normal,”
building global connections to drive local growth.

To read the report in full, please click here

To watch the 2018 WTCA Trade & Investment Report Panel Video, please click here