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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
REASON FOR TRAVEL:
- Attraction of new companies from Canada to the Dayton Region
- Attend the Coalition of Concerned Canadian Manufacturers Gala
- Attend an American Chamber of Commerce breakfast event in Canada
WHY WERE YOU THERE?
Several times a year, The Dayton Development Coalition and JobsOhio partner in company attraction visits to Canada. This strategy and alignment with specific trade associations have benefitted the region and state well with several new project wins over the last 18 months.
The DDC, APEG, and JobsOhio attended the Coalition of Concerned Canadian Manufacturers Gala and a breakfast event with the American Chamber of Commerce in Canada (AmCham Canada) in Mississauga.
WHO DID YOU MEET?
- Over the 3-day trip, I was able to meet with:
- The Premier of Ontario, Doug Ford
- A top site selection consultant based in Toronto
- Four companies looking to open their first US facility in the coming year
- Nine new contacts we consider “multipliers,” typically meaning banks, law firms and others who have advanced knowledge of growth for the companies they represent
- The Mayor of Toronto, John Tory
TOP 5 THINGS TO SHARE:
The Coalition of Concerned Manufacturers & Businesses of Canada represents manufacturers in every sector and small to medium-sized businesses across Canada. They are fiercely committed to achieving a policy agenda to create jobs across North America by Canadian owned companies.
The “new NAFTA,” known as the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA, is fresh in EVERYONE’s mind. Mainly because Canada is Ohio’s largest international trading partner with over $31 billion in bilateral trade in 2017.
Trade and investment with Canada support 308,700 jobs in the Buckeye state.
Ohio sells more goods to Canada than to its next seven foreign markets combined.
Ohio runs a $6.7 billion trade surplus with Canada.