Mayor of Jerusalem Moshe Lion met today (Tuesday, 25 June 2019), with Mayor of Washington DC Muriel Bowser. The Mayors discussed their shared challenges and opportunities as the leaders of capital cities, how to increase tourism, advance economic development and affordable housing, build smart-city technology, and create effective transportation infrastructure. The Mayors spoke at length about how to attract hi-tech companies to their cities.
Mayor Lion: “It’s always a pleasure to meet my colleagues from around the world. As Mayors of capital cities, Mayor Bowser and I share a particular bond. DC and Jerusalem are both home to diverse populations and challenges, and we are working on driving economic development to both of our capitals. As Mayor Bowser saw, Jerusalem is home to a growing hi-tech scene, as well as holy sites for many religions. I wish us both continued success in creating a bright future for our residents.”
Attached photo credit: Aryeh Leib Abrams