Skip to main content
  1. News
  2. Business & Finance
  3. Small Business

Growth Nation hosts Kenyan visitors

See also

International marketing firm Growth Nation ( recently hosted a delegation of business and government leaders from Uasin Gishu, Kenya which is a new sister city for Scottsdale, Arizona.

Business and economic discussions were kicked off by Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane. He welcomed the delegation to set the stage for more detailed discussions. After Lane spoke the sister city delegation leaders shared their story. Growth Nation’s Doug Bruhnke said after a couple of hours everyone had a better idea of where the touch points in business are. It is hoped participants will find many new growth opportunities in addition to educational and cultural connections. Bruhnke notes this proves the sister city program, started under President Eisenhower, is an important U.S. program.

“Just as in your business, growth begins with a conversation and some opportunities are better than others and they deserve greater attention,” Bruhnke writes in an e-newsletter.

Bruhnke writes that U.S. and Africa trade has declined a lot in the past decade while trade between China and Africa has increased dramatically. “It’s time for American companies to re-open conversations about Africa as the continent continues to grow in economic power,” writes Bruhnke. “The future is much closer than you think.”



  • Gaza conflict
    Israel official: Ceasefire and expanding Gaza conflict are both being discussed
  • Air Algerie crash
    Conflicting reports about the Air Algerie disappearance begin to emerge
    Top News
  • Arizona execution
    A Senator familiar with torture denounces Joseph Wood's botched execution as such
    US News
  • Ray Rice suspended
    Ravens' running back Ray Rice is suspended for two games for a domestic violence arrest
  • Amazon tribe falls ill
    An Amazonian tribe catches influenza after making first contact with the developed world
  • CIA prison in Poland
    Poland is declared guilty of human rights violations for hosting a secret CIA prison