LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Haier, the China-based company working to buy GE, is just one example of how Louisville appeals to global companies, which led to what Mayor Greg Fischer called a big win on Tuesday. 

Mayor Fischer has announced that the Louisville and Lexington region were chosen to join other U.S. cities to try to boost the country's appeal overseas. The Brookings Institution selected the region to join cities including Chicago, Charleston and Indianapolis to attract foreign investment.

Mayor Fischer said, "Our goal is to be one of the best cities in the world and to do that you have to think globally in terms of marketing and selling products around the world and that means we need to be a welcoming global city, which we think we are." 

The European-based chemical company Clariant, which already has several facilities in Louisville, has announced plans to expand. The company will create 50 new jobs later this year. 

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