ASEAN Matters for Southern California
The ten member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have experienced tremendous economic growth in recent years. With rising levels of disposable income for the region’s expanding middle class, it is no surprise that ASEAN economies are expected to grow 4.3% in 2015. This prosperity bodes particularly well for California, where exports to ASEAN nations contributed more than $14.6 billion to the state’s economy in 2012. ASEAN is California’s fifth largest export market following Mexico, Canada, China, and Japan, ahead of South Korea and Germany.
You can join the United States Ambassadors to Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore for an in-depth panel discussion on the local impact of ASEAN/U.S. trade, why ASEAN is critical to Southern California’s continued economic growth, and the vital role of public diplomacy.
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
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The USC Center on Public Diplomacy seeks to advance and enrich the study and practice of public diplomacy through its research, professional education and public engagement.