In 2008, the Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC) and Trade Development Alliance of Greater Seattle (Trade Alliance) developed the first-ever International Regions Benchmarking Consortium. This Consortium is a network of sophisticated city-centered metropolitan regions that find it mutually beneficial to compare and learn from each other through economic and social data statistics and in-depth research into specific issues of common interest. Microsoft and Boeing each provided substantial funding to launch the Consortium.

Member Regions

The metropolitan regions that have accepted membership in the Consortium are:
  1. Barcelona, Spain
  2. Daejeon, South Korea
  3. Dublin, Ireland
  4. Fukuoka, Japan
  5. Helsinki, Finland
  1. Melbourne, Australia
  2. Munich, Germany
  3. Seattle, USA
  4. Stockholm, Sweden
  5. Vancouver, Canada

In addition, several regions such as Singapore, Cape Town, and Glasgow have participated in an observer role.

Learn more about the Consortium

Partner Organizations


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