For the past three days, a group of Georgia companies has been working to forge new business ties north of the border through an established network linking seven Canadian provinces and six Southeast U.S. states. 

The SEUS-CP alliance’s annual conference was held July 14-16 in HalifaxNova Scotia, with 12 Georgia organizations attending. The event was expected to attract 300 business leaders from both countries for a program that included set one-on-one meetings.  

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp and the Georgia Department of Economic Development led the delegation. Participating companies included American Panel Corp. of AlpharettaCarroll Tomorrow, HT Global Industries of Lithonia, Innovanet Group of MariettaMarket Access InternationalNor-Ral Inc. of Canton and Par Marine/Jered LLC of Brunswick

Economic development organizations attending included the Savannah Economic Development Authority, Quebec Government Delegation in Atlanta, Metro Atlanta Chamber and the Georgia Ports Authority

The alliance was launched in Quebec in 2008. Georgia had two-way trade worth $10.2 billion in 2012.

As managing editor of Global Atlanta, Trevor has spent 15+ years reporting on Atlanta’s ties with the world. An avid traveler, he has undertaken trips to 30+ countries to uncover stories on the perils...