Choose DuPage to Host Chinese Delegation to Gain International Exposure for DuPage County
Lisle, Ill.– On Friday, June 29, Choose DuPage will host 36 government officials from the Chinese providence of Guangdong. Friday morning, the delegates will meet at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital for a presentation about DuPage County and how it has become a successful model for economic growth and transition locally, nationally and internationally.
Choose DuPage President and CEO Greg Bedalov, DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin, and Peter Daniels, President and CEO of Elmhurst Memorial Hospital, will present information about the County to the delegates. Daniels will provide information on Elmhurst Memorial Hospital and his experience of running a business in DuPage County; Bedalov will discuss economic development in DuPage County; and Chairman Cronin will provide an overview about local government and his initiative to make it more accountable, transparent and efficient for taxpayers. The delegation will be given a tour of the hospital immediately following the presentations.
“We are proud to showcase all that DuPage County has to offer to the Guangdong delegation,” said Bedalov. “We are excited to host the delegation and know it will increase our international exposure from a business standpoint.”
About Choose DuPage:
Choose DuPage is the public/private nonprofit countywide economic development organization that promotes DuPage County as a premiere business location. In the face of regional and global competition for business investment, Choose DuPage has championed critical and visionary leadership from the public and private sectors of DuPage County, partnering with the 39 communities to:
- Support local municipal economic development initiatives
- Grow, retain and attract businesses
- Address policy issues critical to the needs of business
- Leverage assets and partnerships
- Connect with state, regional and local public resources
- Promote a coordinated marketing message and county identity
To learn more, visit www.choosedupage.com.
About Guangdong Providence:
Guangdong, a province on the southern coast of People's Republic of China and directly next to Hong Kong, is one of China's most prosperous provinces. With a population of 79 million, it is ranked the third largest province and its GDP has topped provincial rankings since 1989. Guangdong province has the third highest GDP per capita in China and contributes 12 percent of China's national economic output. It is the home to production facilities and offices of a wide-ranging set of multinational and Chinese corporations. Since Chinese government's open door policy in 1978, Guangdong was the first province to implement reforms following the advent of China's open door policy in 1978 and its access to the ports, proximity to Hong Kong, and historical links to overseas Chinese has contributed to its economic development. Its economy is currently dominated by manufacturing and export. Its economic growth, as elsewhere in China, has been based on labor-intensive manufacturing that is characterized by high consumption of energy and low value-added products, contributing to a high level of environmental degradation. Guangdong province is now looking to transition from a manufacturing-based economy to a service-based economy, as exemplified by most developed economies.