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Industrial Development and Economic Diversification

October 24, 2017 - October 28, 2017

Five delegates from Oman’s Ministry of Commerce and Industry will visit Cleveland to gain insight on the region’s economic history as a rust-belt manufacturer and Northeast Ohio’s need to reinvent itself and diversify its industries. Site visits and dialogue with manufacturers, including Timken and PolyOne, will highlight global market competitiveness. Meetings with the Cuyahoga County Port Authority, OD Global, and SecureState will address security and contemporary infrastructure support systems. Additionally, visits with Team NEO, the International Trade Assistance Center, WIRE-Net, and MAGNET will address private-public economic development support for manufacturers. This international visitor project aims to contribute to an important exchange of ideas concerning changing industries in a global economy.

International Visitor Leadership (IVLP) Program

Each year, over 300 professionals from around the world visit Northeast Ohio through IVLP. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, these visitors have been identified by U.S. embassies as emerging leaders in their fields. Over 50 Nobel Laureates and 335 current or former Chiefs of State or Heads of Government are alumni of this program.

By connecting with foreign leaders we strengthen Northeast Ohio’s commercial, cultural, and educational ties with the rest of the world. For more information, contact Katie Ferman, Program Officer, at or click here. To get involved as a Citizen Diplomat, click here.


October 24, 2017
October 28, 2017
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