Today: June 24, 2018, 2:51 pm

Dallas and Fort Worth Mayors Leading Trade Mission to London, Paris 2018-06-14 15:06:02
  • Local leaders to showcase economic development, business opportunities and tourism benefits
  • United Kingdom, France have more than 300 companies with operations in North Texas

Dallas and Fort Worth Mayors Leading Trade Mission to London, Paris

Scott Goldstein
Mayor’s office
O: 214-670-7977 desk
Fort Worth
Laken Avonne Rapier
Mayor’s office
O: 817-392-6121
Dallas Fort Worth International Airport
Communications & Marketing

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings and Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price announced today they will be leading a trade mission June 17-22 to London, Paris and Brussels to promote economic development, business opportunities and tourism throughout the Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) region.

The mission’s delegates will be meeting with government officials, business executives and local leaders to showcase the benefits of operating in DFW and the growing economic and commercial ties among the United Kingdom, Europe and the Texas cities.

An international business and tourism hub, North Texas is a top U.S. metropolitan area for business expansions, relocations and growth. The U.K. and France combined are the largest foreign investors in Texas.

“The Dallas-Fort Worth region is the ideal location to grow and develop international businesses,” Rawlings said. “As a hub of innovation and diversity, we look to strengthen the already deep connections North Texas has with our global partners.”

Price said, “These trips are vital when it comes to building our business markets and fostering professional relationships. With a positive, pro-business climate, talented workforce, strong economy and a great location, the DFW region is a great place to do business or visit.”

About 200 British-owned companies operate U.S. or North American headquarters and other facilities in the Dallas and Fort Worth region, including Barclays, BT Global Services and Smith & Nephew. About 120 French companies operate in North Texas, including Airbus Helicopters, Nestlé Waters and Schneider Electric.

In the last year and half alone, seven U.K.-based firms and three French-based companies have established new U.S. or North American headquarters, manufacturing, office or other facilities in the DFW region. Those companies include BAE Systems, Smith & Nephew and Zinwave from the U.K., and Airbus Helicopters, L’Oreal and Louis Vuitton from France.

The mission also will be emphasizing the role that international flights through DFW Airport play in bridging North Texas and the U.K. and France. The United Kingdom is DFW’s No. 1 source for overseas visitors. Also, bilateral trade with London and Paris is made possible through direct flights from DFW Airport.

“We’re anticipating a record 73 million customers over the next 12 months, and we continue to work with our airline partners to provide more opportunities to enable commerce and connect people and cargo,” said Sean Donohue, CEO of DFW Airport and a member of the delegation.

Besides touting regional business investments and tourism, the mayors will be sharing and hearing from their counterparts the results of innovative, urban mobility ideas that have flourished in the U.K., France and the DFW region.

Press Information

Published by
Hossam Abdel-Kader
+43 1 9582319

# 515 Words
Related Articles
More From The Author
Biomax Announces Early Adopter Program for NeuroXM
Biomax Informatics AG announces an early adopter program for its new product, the NeuroXM™ Brain Science Suite. The NeuroXM suite [..]
Bombardier Announces Organizational Changes
Bombardier Inc. / Bombardier Announces Organizational Changes . Processed and transmitted by Nasdaq Corporate Solutions. The issuer [..]
Kojamo plc: The IPO of Kojamo has [..]
Stock Exchange Release June 14, 2018, at 2:20 p.m. EET NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION, IN WHOLE OR IN [..]
Road Safety Awareness Campaign Concludes Ramadan With [..]
With EID just around the corner, The Road Safety Awareness Campaign launched by AETOSWire : This press release features multimedia. [..]
Invitation to a Q&A teleconference with Outotec
OUTOTEC OYJ  PRESS RELEASE JUNE 14, 2018  1:30 PM Invitation to a Q&A teleconference with Outotec The Q&A teleconference with [..]
More From Business
Panama City Beach Realtor is Expanding
Panama City Beach, Fl – June 10, 2018 - Chad Miller is a Panama City Beach Realtor that began his [..]
Carrie Lam encourages French companies to leverage [..]
HONG KONG, June 20, 2018 - (ACN Newswire) - The Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Mrs [..]
Tarps Now® Expansion Focuses on Deliveries of [..]
ST. JOSEPH, MICHIGAN, UNITED STATES -- Tarps Now® is pleased to announce increased commitment to Heavy Duty Tarps and Covers [..]
Hong Kong Q2 2018 Exports Index at [..]
HONG KONG, June 20, 2018 - (ACN Newswire) - The HKTDC Export Index for the second quarter of 2018 (2Q18) [..]
Colorado Springs Movers Celebrates 21 Years Serving [..]
Moving Day Inc. is a Colorado Springs based moving company that is celebrating 21 years of serving clients by providing [..]

Disclaimer: If you have any questions regarding information in this press release please contact the company added in the press release. Please do not contact pr-inside. We will not be able to assist you. PR-inside disclaims the content included in this release.