Reading twins with Texas city

Tue 4 August 2015, 10:47 am

Reading UK CIC, the economic development company for the town, has agreed a business twinning agreement with Richardson, a city in the American state of Texas.

The city is known as a “telecom corridor” – home to major names including Verizon, Rockwell Collins and Cisco – all international companies that have also chosen Reading as a European base. 

A Memorandum of Understanding was signed in June between Reading and Richardson, which is “a commitment by both places to share knowledge and grow business on both sides of the Atlantic”.

Nigel Horton Baker, executive director of Reading UK CIC, said: “This is the start of an exciting project to develop a close business partnership with Richardson that has the potential to bring significant benefits to our economy and businesses based in Reading. 

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