Mayor's Trip to China

  • October 10, 2018

On Tuesday, October 23, 2018, at Noon and 7:00 p.m., the Honorable Jason J. Levesque, Mayor of Auburn and Economic and Community Development Director Michael Chammings will visit the Auburn Public Library to present highlights from their recent trip to China. The Mayor and Mr. Chammings will report on their economic efforts as well as their personal impressions of the country.

In mid-September Mayor Levesque and Mr. Chammings visited five cities in China to promote the City of Auburn. The tour included meetings on tourism, factory tours, and conversations to explore educational exchanges, and the investment of Asian capital in Auburn’s economy. The trip highlighted large-scale, commercial agricultural projects and manufacturing, while building and enhancing new and current relationships. The goal was to project Auburn as the bridge between Maine and Asia, connecting Maine-made products to world-wide consumers via Auburn’s first-class logistic infrastructure and workforce.

Both programs are free and open to the public. Those attending the noontime program are encouraged to bring a lunch. Light refreshments will be served at the evening program. For the evening program, please use the Spring Street entrance.