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 Halifax, Nova 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 Alpharetta, Carroll Tomorrow, HT Global Industries of Lithonia, Innovanet Group of Marietta, Market Access International, Nor-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.