Peter H. Chapman, executive vice president for business development

Peter H. Chapman, executive vice president for business development

FROM: Peter Chapman, Executive Vice President, Business Development

Detroit’s international vision and investment opportunities were the topic of conversation when members of the DEGC Business Development team met with the Brookings China Council during their visit to the Motor City recently.

The Brookings China Council, as part of the Brookings Institution, conducts independent and original policy research on a wide range of contemporary policy issues regarding bilateral relations between China and the United States. Members of the Brookings China Council include distinguished international scholars and leading multinational technology executives.

We spoke to the Council about recent investments by Flex-N-Gate, Sakthi, and Microsoft, as well as the overall international investment context. We also discussed the impact of broad international issues on local trade and investment opportunities. The meeting was part of Business Development’s ongoing international engagement efforts to share and promote Detroit’s story of resurgence to a broader community of stakeholders.