Asia Partnership

The City of Wabash has been working with an experienced consultant to explore fostering a sister-city relationship with Linhai City, China.  Linhai City is a suburb of Taizhou, China, and is in Zhejiang Province.  “Our consultant connected us with Linhai City as they had expressed interest in setting up a sister-city relationship with a city in Indiana, as Taizhou is the sister-city of Fort Wayne, and Zhejiang is a sister province to the state of Indiana."

Wabash Mayor Scott Long led a delegation of Wabash County Leaders on a trade mission to Asia. The group included leaders from the Honeywell Foundation, Grow Wabash County, Wabash City Schools, the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership and local businesses. The delegation met with business and government officials in Japan and China during the trip. This project has been a key focus for Mayor Long’s administration.

"As Mayor of Wabash, one of my goals is to better prepare our students and community to compete in a global marketplace.  The relationships that I began building in Japan and China beginning in 2017 are working toward that goal.  A community of our size can compete with larger communities when we work with our local partners, such as Wabash City Schools, to foster student exchange opportunities, foreign language study opportunities, working with local foreign owned companies, and building relationships with all involved.  Attracting foreign investment into Wabash is the best way to position ourselves to be successful well into the future."

 
Asia Partnership Liaison
Sarah Delgadillo
Wabash City Schools
Grow Wabash County
City of Wabash
+1-260-740-4262 | delgadillos@apaches.k12.in.us
 
International Business Development & Economics
Keith A. Gillenwater, CEcD, MPA
President & CEO
Grow Wabash County
(C) 260.350.3454
(O) 260.563.5258
214 S Wabash St | Wabash, IN | 46992
Keith@growwabashcounty.com
 
Educational & Student Exchange Partner
Jason A. Callahan, Ed.S.
Wabash City School Superintendent
P.O. Box 744
189 W Market St
Wabash, IN 46992
Phone: (260) 563-2151
Fax: (260) 563-2066
 
Government Contact
City of Wabash
Mayor, Scott A. Long
202 S. Wabash St.
Wabash, IN 46992
Phone: (260)563-4171
Fax: (260) 563-0876
mayor@cityofwabash.com