Reindustrialization and Exportation to the U.S.

Consul General Parker with Julie Surprenant, Mayor of Sainte-Thérèse

Consul General Andrew Parker was the keynote speaker at the “Reindustrialization and Exporting to the United States” conference organized by the Quebec Federation of Chambers of Commerce recently. The event brought together over 140 business representatives and public officials to discuss emerging trends in North American manufacturing. Growing productivity, decreasing energy costs, and a skilled workforce are major advantages for businesses operating in the United States. Consul General Parker provided information on resources available from the U.S. Mission in Canada for Quebec companies interested in investing in the United States or expanding their existing business.

Said Mr. Parker: “The USA brand is strong. Made in America means something and resonates with investors and consumers around the world. The United States topped the 2013 A.T. Kearney Foreign Direct Investment Confidence Index, in part because we offer a transparent, fair and stable business climate. We have the world’s largest economy and most attractive consumer market with a GDP of more than $15 trillion and a population of more than 310 million. The U.S. market is diverse, so a wide variety of companies can find the consumers and employees they need for success. Free trade agreements with 20 other countries also give U.S.-based exporters access to more than 425 million additional potential customers.”

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