Trade

November 7, 2011

Future Ports Conference: Engaging in the Expansion of the 710 Freeway

Goods reaching the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach must reach their destinations across the US, and this creates intense trucking traffic along the I-710 corridor. Jerry Wood of the Gateway Cities Council of Governments describes how local government and community groups have engaged in the planning process for an upgrade to that transportation infrastructure.

November 3, 2011

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom: Regaining California’s Place as America’s Opportunity Capital

Snap out of it, California! Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom spoke with Bill Allen, president and CEO of the Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation, on the trajectories of the California economy. The Golden State once led the U.S. in job growth, but these figures have slumped since the 1980s. Lt. Gov. Newsom holds that the green economy, trade, manufacturing, and a skilled workforce will play strongly towards ensuring California's future prosperity.

August 12, 2013

Mayor Garcetti Appoints LA City’s First International Trade Director

Stephen Cheung, the Mayor of Los Angeles’ first Director of International Trade, talks ports, infrastructure, and goods movement with TPR.

May 31, 2012

San Pedro Bay Ports, With Investment, To Remain a Vital Gateway for Trade

Sean Strawbridge, Managing Director of Trade Development and Port Operations for the Port of Long Beach, speaks at the LAEDC International Trade Outlook on how the port is adapting to changes in shipping patterns and technology.

March 19, 2012

Bruce Katz of the Brookings Institute: A Deadlocked Washington Means US Metro Regions Must Address Manufacturing and Exports

Bruce Katz’s Export Nation 2012 examines the role that exports sectors in US metro areas play in a new global economy. Regions like Los Angeles hold vital positions in a country that does not properly value its export industries, and metro areas should take steps to establish positions in an increasingly urban global economy. TPR spoke with Katz ahead of his March 21 Global Cities Forum at USC. 

October 7, 2011

Congress: Partisanship Hogties Federal Transportation Funding

US Representative Earl Blumenauer of Oregon has staunchly supported public investment in transportation systems, water infrastructure, and livable cities. With the House in apparent gridlock, however, passing what have traditionally been banal, bipartisan bills is now a game of high-stakes political chicken. The congressman discusses where infrastructure bills are now and what we can expect next from Washington.

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