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Presidential Trade Mission Participants Announce Creation of U.S. Smart Cities Alliance

Group of U.S. Companies to Focus Collaborating on Clean Energy and Smart City Projects in China and Meeting U.S./China Low-Carbon Emission Goals Set by President Xi and President Obama

September 25, 2015
Several participating members of the Presidential China Clean Technology Business Development Mission (held in April of this year) announced the U.S. Smart Cities Alliance (USSCA).
 
This alliance will help identify potential partners, projects and strategies for U.S. companies in targeted clean energy sectors in China. Born out of the Presidential trade mission that had a focus on smart cities/smart growth in China, the USSCA continues the purpose of the mission by converting diplomacy into actionable business results. 
 
At the invite of the U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Department of State and city of Los Angeles, the USSCA team displayed a super booth showcasing U.S. technologies in smart/clean energy solutions during the summit. The event was attended by numerous China and U.S. world leaders including: U.S. Vice President, Joe Biden; California Governor Jerry Brown, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and dozens of Chinese diplomatic leaders representing several provinces and cities all over China. The summit also signaled the tone for smart energy discussions to be held later this week by President Obama and President Xi when they are to meet in Washington D.C.
 
The goal of the USSCA is to confirm U.S. government support for existing government-to-government and government-to-business collaborations on low-carbon urbanization work. Two major smart city mega-development projects in China have already begun the process of committing to be sustainable Smart Cities, based on the goals of both President Xi and President Obama to reduce carbon emissions by working with the USSCA: 
 
The large-scale Green Dragon Lake project, encompassing over 122 kilometers on the outskirts of Beijing, has been led by McWong Environmental Technology (a Trade Mission delegate and co-founder of the USSCA) working with USSCA members to create a working model of China-American cooperation for rural urbanism development, using U.S. based companies with innovative smart city products and solutions.
 
The Sino-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City has already signed a "Letter of Intent" with The Digit Group, also a founding member of the USSCA, to provide Smart Cities advisory to the development also using U.S. based companies with innovative smart city products and solutions.
 
USSCA has been instrumental in forging relationships with China's government leaders and creating new business opportunities for U.S. companies. Another example is from China's Sichuan Province (China's most populace province) where the group is set to explore similar clean energy solutions for a major smart city project in the city of Chengdu. An MOU concerning the efforts was signed on Tuesday by the visiting China Party Secretary Wang Dongming and California's Governor Jerry Brown during key meetings in Seattle — cementing yet another success of the newly formed USSCA group's efforts.
 
For more information on the U.S. Smart Cities Alliance, visit: www.ussmartcitiesalliance.com.


 
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