Dallas & Fort Worth Mayors Head To South America
Main goal to promote DFW business.
Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price and Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings began a 12-day trip to South America on Saturday night. They will visit cities in Brazil and Peru.
Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price and Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings left Saturday night for a 12-day trip to South America to promote business in North Texas.
"We're down there promoting trade, talking to businesses that want to do businesses in the Dallas Fort-Worth area," Mayor Rawlings said at DFW International Airport Saturday night.
Mayor Rawlings said that they intend to show off what Dallas-Fort Worth area is best at: banking and finance, logistics, and technology growth opportunities.
Both mayors are setting aside the Cowtown versus Big D rivalry for this trip.
"Fort Worth and Dallas have worked together on some things, but not so well on others. We really believe that together we can make the whole region a more important destination for travelers.. the gateway to South America," Mayor Price said.
The summit is composed of cities from around the world that come together to discuss what makes great cities in the 21st century.