Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Guest Post at The Midwesterner

Governor Holden speaks
to the economic forum
in Chicago on January 21, 2011
Following a very exciting opportunity to speak to the 400 members of the Chinese delegation as part of The Chicago Council on Global Affairs' day-long economic and trade forum, I was asked to pen a guest post for The Midwesterner, a blog by prominent author and scholar, Richard C. Longworth.

Richard is a fellow with the Chicago Council, and a former correspondent with The Chicago Tribune. His book Caught in the Middle: America's Heartland in the Age of Globalism is a must-read for anyone who is serious about helping the Midwest forge a successful strategy in the global marketplace.

My post begins:

Chinese President Hu Jintao’s official visit to the U.S. last week was a tremendous step forward for the Obama Administration, U.S. business and commercial interests, and most importantly a major triumph for the Midwest as a region. In President Hu’s first-ever trip to Chicago, the Windy City demonstrated that Chicago is truly an international city and that the Midwest is open for business.

Read more at The Midwesterner.

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