Sister Cities of Newport News/ International Business Delegations
Sister Cities of Newport News (SCNN), a non-profit affiliate of Sister Cities International, plays a role in supporting long-term community partnerships through reciprocal educational and professional exchange programs which foster friendships and learning. The EDA/IDA maintains an ex-officio position on the Sister Cities Board of Directors and collaborates on economic development opportunities.
In 2014, EDA Board and staff representatives had the pleasure of hosting delegations from China and Germany. Both delegations featured government, education and industry executives looking to gain knowledge, share best practices and explore business opportunities. The EDA’s business and resource partners delivered presentations highlighting the regional economy, application of emerging technology, environmental sustainability and commercial development happening in Newport News.