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NORTH MIAMI WELCOMES SHANGHAI DELEGATION

North Miami, FL – 7/20/2016

Shanghai Delegation will tour North Miami’s Chinatown Cultural Arts and Innovation District 

Today, North Miami will welcome its first delegation from China. Back in February, the North Miami City Council unanimously approved a resolution championed by Vice Mayor Alix Desulme designating 15 blocks along Northwest 7th Avenue between Northwest 119th Street to Northwest 135th Street as a Chinatown Cultural Arts and Innovation District. The delegation from Shanghai arrived Tuesday night and today will be traveling throughout North Miami for tours, presentations, and a cultural experience through one of the most diverse cities in Miami-Dade County. The itinerary includes a morning presentation from senior City staff, lunch meeting with representatives from SoLē Mia Miami, tour of the designated Chinatown Cultural Arts and Innovation District and a private reception. This visit from the Shanghai Delegation materialized after North Miami officials traveled to China back in May to encourage Chinese companies to consider economic development opportunities in North Miami. The twelve-member delegation consist of business leaders, investors, and realtors seeking investment opportunities in the City.   

“North Miami hosting a delegation from Shanghai is another major milestone as we work earnestly to develop international relations in support of the development of the first official Chinatown Cultural Arts and Innovation District in South Florida. This will not only contribute to the City’s economic blueprint but will also attract tourism. I am excited about seeing the legislative initiative evolve to tangible results” said North Miami City Manager Larry M. Spring, Jr.   

For more information about the Chinatown Cultural Arts and Innovation District, visit: northmiamifl.gov/government/mayor_council/district4/d4initiatives.aspx#chinatown
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