Not all bridges are built of concrete and steel.
Equally important bridges are built on friendship, cultural communion and commercial cooperation.
Where these bridges exist, communities flourish.
USHCA at a Glance
To foster and support a positive, productive, and mutually beneficial relationship between the United States and China by creating more channels of collaboration and opportunities for economic growth in the American Heartland Region.
Integrity, cooperation, respect, and mutual benefit.
Our program focus areas:
Exchanges in culture, education, and business.
Advocating for the US Heartland since 2003
USHCA is building bridges
through trade missions, commercial fairs, student and cultural exchanges, educational programs and personal outreach to key business, governmental and cultural leaders.
Originally the Midwest U.S.-China Foundation, USHCA was founded by U.S. Senator Adlai Stevenson (IL); John Rodgers, Lawyer and Professor, and Governor Bob Holden (MO), former Chairman of the Midwest Governors Association.
USHCA covers 20 states that stretch from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico. 430 Fortune 1000 companies are headquartered in 84 of the cities within the Heartland region. Our mayors lead 37 of the 100 largest cities in the United States. Our national GDP ranks 1st in the world. Remove our region from this analysis and the European Union would rank 1st, China 2nd, United States 3rd.
Upcoming Programs and Events
USHCA at Work
The Way Forward - The Importance of Developing Future Leaders
Our world needs more leaders who understand the value of peace through trust, friendship, and mutual understanding.
In this joint web event with our partner, International Student Conferences, Inc., we will join a panel of former and current diplomats, governmental officials, and international educational exchange experts to explore the urgency and importance of investing in and developing future global leaders.
Time: 9:00 am EST – 10:30 am EST
Date: Tuesday – July 14th, 2020
TBD, 2020 at Eastern Michigan Univ.
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