As part of the US Heartland China Association’s goal of putting a regional face on economic development opportunities in the Heartland, the following committees have been created to make intraregional connections, share news and information, and drive regional-level initiatives in their areas.
Agriculture, Chair: Jim Schultz
Economic Development, Chair: Dr. Dan Johnson
Education, Chair: Dr. Dean Hubbard
Environment, Infrastructure & Energy, Chair: Dan Slane
Heartland Chinese Companies*
Heartland Chambers of Commerce*
Policy, Chair: David Firestein
Research, Chair: Dr. Yawei Liu
Service & Retail
* Committees in which the chair position is available
Interested in joining a USHCA committee? Please contact Pat McAloon for more information.
Chairperson: Jim Schultz
The agriculture committee combines resources business, government and academia to create cross-border opportunities in this very important part of the Heartland’s economy and identity.
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Chairperson: Dr. Dan Johnson
The Economic Development Committee works with stakeholders in government, business and education to foster the environments needed to create and maintain jobs.
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Chairperson: Dr. Dean Hubbard
The Education Committee brings together resources in K12 and higher education to apply research, expertise, and new entrants to the workforce to US-China collaboration.
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Environment, Infrastructure & Energy
Chairperson: Dan Slane
The Environment Committee focuses on leveraging expertise and technology in China and the US to create sustainable living environments for people, flora and fauna.
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Manufacturing is an important part of the Heartland’s economic vitality: as the region has moved from labor-intensive production to advanced manufacturing, regional manufacturing companies have much expertise to share in the areas of process management, HR, and logistics.
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Service and Retail
Chairperson: Dan March
The Service and Retail Committee serves Chinese and American organizations in the food service, retail sales, franchising, and hospitality industries. For many members, there will be natural synergies with the Manufacturing and Tourism-Sports-Enterntainment Committees.
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