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1 Logistics Cities World Forum World Trade Corridors: Opportunities for Cities May 29, 2013 Gerry Schwebel NASCO President

2 NASCO North American Strategy for Competitiveness A tri-national coalition of governments, businesses and educational institutions, driven by a common interest in the competitiveness of North America by increasing the skilled workforce and collaborating along freight, energy and trade networks.

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4 When you think NASCO, think… North American Strategy for… COmpetitiveness –Logistics, Infrastructure, Security, Skilled Workforce COmmerce / Economic Development COst Reductions COllaboration COnnections COrridors COmmunication COnferences COoperation

5 North America’S COmpetitiveness NASCO is fighting for North America’s competitiveness in the global marketplace! –Our focus is on solutions in the areas of Logistics / Operational Efficiencies / Technology – based solutions Infrastructure Needs / Technology - based solutions Security / Technology – based solutions Skilled Workforce Training Programs and PLACEMENT – JOBS!!! Competitiveness – helping North America become the BEST place to live and work on the earth, with –the most highly trained workforce –the safest, most secure and efficient trade and transportation network and border crossings –the lowest cost of doing business Cost Reductions – the top three contributing factors in the cost of goods in the marketplace are transportation / logistics expenses, fuel costs and insurance premiums! By working toward improving operational efficiencies, as well as the safety and security of the transportation network, the cost of doing business, and the cost of goods, will be reduced, and insurance premiums may be lowered.

6 North America’S COnnection Connect. Inform. Involve. NASCO connects. We connect North America. We connect people, businesses, ideas, information, efforts and organizations. We inform and involve. And, if you engage with NASCO, your people, your businesses, your ideas, your information, your organizations and your efforts connect to us and through us. It is a powerful, continental, information sharing network in multiple layers and directions. It is a valuable, proven business development tool. And it is working.

7 North America’S COmmittees –NAIPN – North American Inland Port Network –NEC - NASCO Educational Consortium –Cities Committee – annual event! –Mexico Committee

8 North America’S COrridor Network Mid Continent Corridor - Laredo, Texas to Duluth, Minnesota Ontario – Quebec, Canada Gateway and Corridor Asia Pacific Gateway -Vancouver / Prince Rupert to Winnipeg, MB Mexico Corridors -Mazatlan to Matamoros -Port of Lazaro Cardenas to Veracruz

9 NASCO KEY Initiatives Logistics & Infrastructure: Transportation, Border Crossings and Energy Security: Supply Chain and Border Crossing Skilled Workforce Training Programs

10 North America’S COnferences and COmmunication –Regional Meetings –Conferences 2013 NASCO Conference San Antonio, Texas – October 7 – 9, Workforce Symposium Tulsa, Oklahoma – July 22-23, NASCO Cities Summit – Location and Date TBD –The NASCO Newswire; The NASCO Nexus; The NASCO Report –www.nasconetwork.comwww.nasconetwork.com –Twitter or twitter.com/nasconetwork –Linkedin.com NASCO Network

11 North America’S COmmunity including, but not limited to…

12 North America’S COoperation NASCO has partnerships with the following organizations… –NAM - Manufacturing Institute –MSSC – Manufacturing Skill Standards Council –AMCHAM - American Chamber of Commerce in Mexico –CANCHAM - Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Mexico –US / Mexico Chamber of Commerce –NAIOP - National Association of Industrial & Office Parks –AMPIP – Association of Private Mexican Industrial Parks –Workforce Solutions of North Central Texas –US EPA Smartway Transport Partnership –US Department of Commerce North Texas Export Assistance Center –CEC - Commission for Environmental Cooperation of North America –ITSA - Intelligent Transportation Society of America

13 When you think NASCO, think… North American Strategy for… COmpetitiveness –Logistics, Infrastructure, Security, Skilled Workforce COmmerce / Economic Development COst Reductions COllaboration COnnections COrridors COmmunication COnferences COoperation

14 NASCO Contact Information Tiffany Melvin, Executive Director ; Rachel Connell, Director of Membership & Events ; Francisco Conde, Director of Special Projects & Communications ; 901 Main Street, Suite 4400, Dallas, TX


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