Council inks economic agreement with Cincinnati
Published: 12 December 2017
Logan City Council has signed a non-binding economic agreement with Cincinnati, the fastest growing economy in the Midwestern United States.
City of Logan Mayor Luke Smith said it is Council’s first economic agreement with any city in the United States.
“The agreement creates the framework for cooperation between Logan City Council and the City of Cincinnati in the areas of government, investment attraction, economic development, innovation and technology, as well as raising our cities’ profiles globally,” Mayor Smith said.
“Like Logan, the City of Cincinnati aims to boost economic growth through innovation.
“We look forward to strengthening our partnership with Cincinnati to achieve our common goals and create a prosperous future for both our cities’ constituents.”
Cincinnati City Manager Harry Black said the partnership between Cincinnati and Logan is important because of similar interests particularly when it comes to developing the means to becoming smart cities.
“We can learn from each other to develop technology to better serve our citizens,” Mr Black said.
Mayor Smith is currently leading a 10-day trade mission to the United States and Canada to strengthen economic ties with local government authorities and potential investors as part of Council’s Global Connections Strategy 2016-2021.
The delegation will also be progressing innovation partnership agreements in Canada in the coming days.