Create Change with Inter-City Trip to Little Rock!

Suzanne Brown

Published: May 9, 2019, 1:14 p.m.
Updated: May 9, 2019, 1:14 p.m.
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Contact:  Suzanne S. Brown

Phone:  903.237.4003


Create Change with Inter-City Trip to Little Rock!

Why go on an Inter-City Visit?  To generate new ideas and learn how other communities are moving forward, and how we can apply similar initiatives in Longview.  The Longview Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors began leading Inter City Visits in 2012. The purpose of an Inter-City Visit is to provide business and community leaders the opportunity to discuss challenges and opportunities our community is facing.  The visit also provides an opportunity for interaction among city leaders and facilitates an exchange of best practices and lessons learned, sharing the challenges and pitfalls with which they are currently struggling.  Our delegation will see innovative programs and impactful projects that may be adapted and implemented in our community!

What happens on an InterCity Visit? Participants will be able to focus on best practices and experience true peer-to-peer learning. The networking and relationship building through shared experiences will help our leadership move forward on building a common foundation of understanding.  Delegates will become a more cohesive team working to solve problems on behalf of our community. 

Why Little Rock, Arkansas?  The 2019 InterCity visit is slated for Little Rock, Arkansas, just a short drive away from Longview!  Like Longview, Little Rock also had a good foundation to build on as a result of a strong community and business leadership. They have done an excellent job on focusing on amenities, housing, education, healthcare, social and civic capital, transportation, and redevelopment of their downtown!  Little Rock knows how to tell their story.  They focus on how far the dollar can go, great commute times, excellent weather, and picturesque outdoors (hmm...sounds familiar!). Their success is recognized by entities such as and Best Places for Businesses and Careers, Best Employers List, as well as Forbes' 30 Under 30 List.  

Longview Leaders will be visiting Little Rock next week.  Watch for stories and lessons learned in future news releases and in our social media.  Follow us on Facebook.  

For more information contact Suzanne Brown, Sr VP Public Affairs & Communications, at 903.237.4003, or at

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