Walker to lead Canadian business development trip

Last updated on July 2nd, 2019 at 09:08 pm

Gov. Scott Walker announced Tuesday that he will lead a business development mission to Canada in June.

The trip, which will take place from June 12 to 17 and will also include representatives from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp., will provide an opportunity to garner international investment in Wisconsin.

The group will meet with companies that are considering U.S. investment or expansion, as well as companies that already have Wisconsin facilities and may want to increase their investments here. Walker will lead a business briefing with those already considering Wisconsin expansion in Montreal during the trip.

“As we did during our April trip to Europe and our mission to the U.K. earlier this year, we will promote Wisconsin’s strong business climate, outstanding workforce and key industry sectors to as compelling assets for successful business operations in Wisconsin,” Walker said.

Walker will also take part in the Leadership Summit of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence governors and premiers in Quebec City, hosted by the Council of Great Lakes Governors.

Canada is Wisconsin’s largest export destination, to the tune of $8 billion in goods shipped from Wisconsin to Canada in 2014. Canada invested $4.9 billion in Wisconsin companies from 2003 to 2014.

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