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Strengthening Trans-Atlantic Economic Ties through Trade

March 26, 2017 - March 29, 2017

According to a 2015 article by, manufacturers in Ohio shipped more than $1.7 billion in goods to Germany in 2014, allowing Germany to become Ohio’s fifth largest trading partner. Northeast Ohio’s top export commodities to Germany are aviation and spacecraft parts, fortifying an aerospace trade relationship that dates back centuries.  For instance, Akron and the German city of Chemnitz strengthened their relationship by becoming sister cities in 1995. In March, three participants from Germany are scheduled to visit Cleveland and Akron to learn about the region’s state and local international trade and investment relationships. Throughout their visit, the participants will meet with businesses and organizations in order to examine U.S. trade policies and how they influence trade agreements.

International Visitor Leadership (IVLP) Program

Each year, over 250 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.


March 26, 2017
March 29, 2017
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(216) 781-3730
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Cleveland Council on World Affairs
Caxton Building, 812 Huron Rd E # 620
Cleveland, OH 44115 United States
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