Launched in 2023, the APEC Matters for America/America Matters for APEC project is a comprehensive and multi-activity effort to demonstrate and track APEC's importance to the United States, and the United States’ importance to APEC. This project maps the trade, investment, employment, business, diplomacy, education, tourism, and people-to-people connections between the United States and APEC at the national, state, and local levels.

East-West Center

The East-West Center promotes better relations and understanding among the people and nations of the United States, Asia, and the Pacific through cooperative study, research, and dialogue. Established by the US Congress in 1960, the Center serves as a resource for information and analysis on critical issues of common concern, bringing people together to exchange views, build expertise, and develop policy options. The East-West Center in Washington provides US and Indo-Pacific government stakeholders and program partners with innovative training, analytical, dialogue, exchange, and public diplomacy initiatives to meet policy priorities.

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Our Partners


National Center For APEC

The National Center for APEC (NCAPEC) is a US business association dedicated to advancing private sector policy priorities in the dynamic Asia-Pacific region. NCAPEC works closely with its membership of approximately 50 US Fortune 500 companies to create opportunities to engage with key policy makers to discuss the trade, investment, and regulatory issues that impact the growth and development of the Asia-Pacific region. NCAPEC also collaborates with business associations in other APEC economies to build broad private sector coalitions to bolster the impact of our efforts.

Project Staff

East-West Center in Washington

Director: Satu Limaye, PhD

Senior Advisor: Spencer Gross

Coordinator: Amy Namur

Research & Content: Aaron McNicholas; Shane Goetz; Yumei Lin; Van Tran; Brendan Stewart; Varij Shah; Ayinuer Kerimu; Kieren Rudge; Jordan Cheney

National Center for APEC

Director: Monica Hardy Whaley

Coordinators: Alex Parle

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