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Mar 20, 2018

Trade Mission to Canada

Governor Eric J. Holcomb will depart on a three-day economic development trade mission to Canada at the end of March, where he will work to build relationships with one of Indiana’s largest economic partners. 


 

"As we work to take Indiana's business climate to the next level, we are targeting national and international markets that will be essential partners in developing new innovations and creating jobs for Hoosiers," Gov. Holcomb said. "Canada is not only our closest neighbor, but one of our strongest allies in foreign direct investment and trade. I look forward to building Indiana's relationships in Canada and to pursuing economic opportunities that will help shape the future of our state."

 


Indiana is home to more than 70 Canadian businesses, including global companies like CN Railway, Dorel Juvenile Group, KIK Custom Products and Magna Powertrain. Together, these businesses provide more than 15,600 jobs for Hoosiers, accounting for 8 percent of all Indiana jobs supported by foreign-owned businesses. Indiana and Canada also share close connections through maritime transportation in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence region, with each territory's ports serving as critical gateways for North America. 

Joined by Indiana Secretary of Commerce Jim Schellinger, First Lady Janet Holcomb, Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson and Ports of Indiana CEO Rich Cooper, the Governor will meet with federal and provincial government officials, business executives and industry leadership in Ontario and Québec to strengthen existing economic ties and to market Indiana to potential investors.