Learning from Adversity

The Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce (MRCC) and the St. Paul Area Chamber of Commerce have partnered for the past 15 years on the InterCity Leadership Visit (ICLV), an annual trip to study issues in another urban region of the country. Baltimore served as our host city for this year. Previous study trips have included such cities as Seattle, San Francisco, Denver, Portland, Austin, and Boston. It is clear that tourism is a significant part of the economies of each of these cities and we've been able to walk away with key learnings.