Representatives of the Port of Corpus Christi at the City of Knowledge
A delegation of the Port of Corpus Christi of Texas, located in the Gulf of Mexico, visited the City of Knowledge last Monday, November 14, with the purpose of attending a presentation on behalf of Executive Director, Jorge Arosemena.
Professor Arosemena, Executive Director of the City of Knowledge Foundation, spoke to the group about the history of the City of Knowledge and how the project developed after Panama took control over the Canal and the adjacent areas. His presentation emphasized the mission of the City of Knowledge which consists in placing knowledge at the service of sustainable development by promoting the competitive advantages of Panama in six areas: environmental management, biosciences, information technologies, global services, business management and entrepreneurship and human development. This is accomplished by being an organization of communities of knowledge made up of companies, academic programs, research centers and intergovernmental and non government organizations with common interests.
The Port of Corpus Christi is one of the ten most important ports in the United States. Their mission is to serve as a regional economic development catalyst while protecting and enhancing its existing industrial base and simultaneously working to diversify its international maritime cargo business.