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Durham County Council’s international relations team plays a key role in building partnerships to promote economic development and cultural opportunities around the world.
His work with Durham, North Carolina, has seen the two areas brought together to develop their economies, develop university links and participate in exchange projects with musicians and youth groups.
The latest project brings together brewers from the twin communities, with four craft breweries from each side of the Atlantic partnering for a festival.
County Durham brewers have shared their ales recipes with their American counterparts who, in turn, have produced drinks to their specifications tailored for the event.
Caps Off, Hops & Dots, Steam Machine and Durham Brewery will all be sampling their beers alongside four craft breweries from our sister city.
Graham Wood, Durham County Council’s economic development manager, said: “It’s great to see our international partnerships helping County Durham companies grow and develop.
“We have so many fantastic producers across the county and we’re really pleased to help raise their profile and help them grow. In doing so, we’re helping to strengthen the wider county’s economy.” are, which is one of our main objectives.
“We also hope that these events will help promote more joint work with other sectors in the long term. This will give us more opportunities to raise the profile of local companies and diversify the products produced here.” shall be.
Following the festival in North Carolina, an event will be held in County Durham next month that will also raise the profile of Durham, USA businesses.
The Steam Machine in Newton Aycliffe is hosting an event at its Community Hub on September 10, providing a platform for independent hospitality businesses. County Durham and US counterparts will work together for the event, which starts at 1pm.