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Georgia Hosts Second Annual SEUS-Canadian Provinces Conference in St. John's, Newfoundland

17 Jun, 2009


Georgia hosts second annual SEUS-Canadian Provinces conference in St. John’s, Newfoundland Event includes delegates from six southeastern states and seven Canadian provinces Join the Georgia Department of Economic Department (GDEcD) at the second annual Southeastern U.S. - Canadian Provinces Alliance (SEUS//CP) conference in St. John’s, Newfoundland from July 26-28, 2009. Participating companies may sign up for a SEUS//CP business matchmaking program in Toronto on July 23 & 24 at no additional cost. “SEUS//CP is a landmark partnership that benefits Georgia businesses and their counterparts in the Southeast and Canada,” said Ken Stewart, commissioner of GDEcD. “Canada is the U.S.’s top trading partner, and the business matchmaking program will optimize the investment and export opportunities cultivated through the SEUS//CP Alliance.” SEUS//CP explores business investment and trade opportunities between companies located in the Southeastern U.S. and Canada in the sectors of energy, marine and ocean technology, advanced manufacturing, and economic development. “The opportunity to network and develop new business relationships with companies across the southeastern U.S. and Canada at the inaugural conference in Savannah, Georgia was invaluable, “said Robert Jepson, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Jepson Associates, Inc. “Canada definitely offers the right business climate and diverse resources for U.S. companies considering a global expansion strategy.” Canada has been Georgia’s and the United States’ top trading partner for many years. In 2008, Canada accounted for close to $4.8 billion of Georgia’s exports. Main products include machinery, transportation equipment, electrical equipment, plastics and textile floor covering. The state of Georgia has had representation in Canada since 1981, and Atlanta is home both to a Canadian Consulate General and a Quebec Trade & Investment Office. For conference information or registration, visit www.seuscp.org. To participate in Toronto business matchmaking, register for the conference first, then contact Alice Carson, GDEcD International Trade Specialist, at 678-640-4365 or acarson@georgia.org. The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) is the state's sales and marketing arm, the lead agency for attracting new business investment, encouraging the expansion of existing industry and small businesses, locating new markets for Georgia products, attracting tourists to Georgia, and promoting the state as a location for film, video and music projects, as well as planning and mobilizing state resources for economic development.

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