Sister Cities of Newport News
Sister Cities of Newport News (SCNN) is a non-profit affiliate of Sister Cities International, and helps facilitate long-term community partnerships through reciprocal educational and professional exchange programs, which foster friendships and learning. The EDA/IDA maintains an ex-officio position on the Sister Cities Board of Directors and collaborates on economic development opportunities.
In November 2015, City Manager Jim Bourey and executives from Virginia Tech and W.M. Jordan embarked on a two-week mission to China, coordinated by Sister Cities, to meet with companies interested in establishing a U.S. presence. Special emphasis was placed on the opportunities available at Tech Center at Oyster Point. The trip also provided the chance to build upon existing relationships established during previous missions.