United States

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Capital:Washington, DC


GDP:$13.84 trillion

GDP Growth Rate:2% (2008)

Join us for a closer look at the gigantic United States economy, powered by abundant natural resources, a highly-developed infrastructure, and a large, educated workforce. With so much written about its recent real estate slump and financial crises, it might be easy to forget that this private sector, free market economy is the world’s largest. This economy has an overall GDP that is more than $14.3 trillion. Despite recent setbacks, the American economy continues to be at the forefront of several industries. Groups visiting the United States can follow many paths, examining a variety of regions and industries. Seminars can be built to investigate business conditions in geographic regions such as the northeast corridor of Boston, New York, and Washington DC, California’s Silicon Valley, North Carolina’s Research Triangle, or other areas. Alternatively, seminars can focus on one of the United States globally leading industries, such as computer and technology development, financial services, healthcare, and aerospace.

Even with the emergence of booming economies in China, India Brazil and beyond, the United States continues to thrive as a center of innovation featuring companies such as Google, Apple, and many others. By visiting the United States, you will see how American companies must innovate and reinvent themselves in this period of globalization, giving you will a fascinating case study to explore.

Featured Itinerary

Many seminars focus on "Business in the U.S.A." These seminars survey the United States diverse business sectors by visiting a variety of companies focusing on Boston and Los Angeles. However, as with all GLC Travel Seminars, the itinerary is fully customizable.

Boston: Days 1-7

Home to globally renowned universities, cutting edge firms in life sciences, clean technology, financial services and information technology, Boston is a global center of innovation.

Business Highlights: Boston Chamber of Commerce, Boston Consulting Group, FSG: Social Impact Consultants, Bain Capital Partners, McKinsey & Company, Booz Allen Hamilton, Accenture, AT Kearney, PwC, KPMG, Oliver Wyman, Ernst & Young, Ocean Spray, Reebok, Dunkin Donuts Corporate Headquarters, New England Patriots/Revolution, Broad Institute, Amgen, Biogen Idec, Novartis, Genzyme, Akamai, Nokia, Microsoft, EMC, Google, Yahoo, WWW Consortium, Boston Federal Reserve, Fidelity, State Street, RBS, Bank of America, Barclays, Manulife and many more.

Cultural Highlights: Tour of State House, Duck Tour, Harvard Tour, Quincy Market, Tour of MIT, Blue Man Group, MFA: Museum of Fine Arts, Freedom Trail, Faneuil Hall, Boston Public Garden, Salem Witch Museum, U.S.S. Constitution, Paul Revere House, Park Street Church, Fenway Park, Prudential Skywalk Observatory, Charlestown Ferry, Newbury Street, North End, Samuel Adams Brewery, Boston Harbor Islands National Park.

Los Angeles: Days 1-7

California's largest city is more than just freeways, palm trees and plastic surgeons. Los Angeles is an Alpha City, a global mecca, and a symbol of opportunity for billions of ambitious dreamers.

Business Highlights: Potential Company visits include Wolf Films, Ryan Seacrest Productions, Warner Brothers, CW Network, Syyn Labs, Mattel, Disney, American Apparel, GAP, Boeing Aerospace, Northrop Grumman, Occidental Petroleum, Guess, Los Angeles Wine Co., Los Angeles Dodgers, CBS Television Studios, Port of Los Angeles, Interscope Records, Creative Artists, Capital Records, NBC Universal, Sony and many others.

Cultural Highlights: Hollywood Walk of Fame, Kodak Theater, Graumon's Theater, Griffith Observatory, Getty Museum, City Tours: Los Angeles; Hollywood; Beverly Hills, Watts Towers, Samuel Oschin Planetarium, Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Little Tokyo, Hollywood Bowl Overlook, LA Fashion District, Universal Studios, Disneyland.

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Boston, Massachusetts

"Boston for me, captured both an intimate city setting along with American history while still touting its cutting edge ability to be frontline in education and technology. It was an amazing experience that I will never forget!"

      -Jaden Amar, MBA       Student

Los Angeles, California

"We only know what we see of L.A. on television, but when you are actually there it really is quite an infectious and charged atmosphere. It made believe in my dreams again, thanks GLC!"

      -Rebecca Moore, MBA Student