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Antonio Villaraigosa on Free Trade

 


LA economy depends on close ties to Pacific Rim

The future of Los Angeles is tied closely to our neighbors in the Pacific Rim. As we strengthen and rebuild our local economy we must leverage our assets in this global marketplace to create jobs here in Los Angeles. Since our 2006 trade mission, we have worked to develop strong economic ties with Asia. This year we will continue to strengthen important relationships, while working to increase investment, trade and tourism in LA.
Source: City of Los Angeles Mayoral press release #019121 , Dec 2, 2011

International trade is a necessity

Ninety-five percent of the world's consumers are outside of the United States, and over the next 10 years, economists project that 80 percent of global economic growth will take place outside of US borders. With numbers like these, developing a strong export economy in the Los Angeles region in the coming years won't be a luxury. It will be a necessity.
Source: 2011 L.A. Mayoral press release #019024 , Nov 18, 2011

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