updated: 5/25/2012 7:39:56 AM
The Canadian Consul General based in Detroit will be speaking today in Evansville. Roy Norton will focus on Canada's trade and economic relationship with the Midwest. The Chamber of Commerce of Southwest Indiana says more than 150,000 jobs in Indiana are linked to trade between the countries.
May 24, 2012
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (May 24, 2011) – Consul General Roy B. Norton will visit Southwest Indiana on Friday, May 25 to speak on Canada’s important trade and economic relationship with the United States – particularly Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky.
The event, hosted by The Chamber of Commerce of Southwest Indiana, will focus on the relationship between Indiana and Canada. Indiana is a principal destination for Canadian exports, and Canada is the world’s biggest single consumer of U.S.-made goods and services. More than 700,000 jobs in Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Kentucky depend on two-way trade with Canada – more than 150,000 of those jobs are in Indiana.
Consul General Norton will address critical transportation and infrastructure linking the four key Midwest states with Canada. North America’s energy sector will likely be addressed, as economic modeling shows that 7,600 jobs in Indiana could be created by a significant increase in Canadian oil production.
The Chamber of Commerce of Southwest Indiana will host Consul General Norton at 8 a.m. in the Blue & Gold Room at Old National Bank in Downtown Evansville. Pre-registration for the event is required. Seating is limited.
About Roy B. Norton, Consul General of Canada at Detroit
As the Consul General of Canada based in Detroit, Roy Norton represents Canada in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky. In addition to promoting Canadian interests, including trade, investment, the environment, culture, and academic relations, the Consulate General of Canada in Detroit provides consular, passport, visa, and immigration services.
Consul General Norton served the Canadian Embassy in Washington, D.C. until August 2009 as Minister of Congressional, Public, and Intergovernmental Relations. In that position, Consul General Norton was responsible for cultural and academic relations, the interests of Canadian provinces and territories in Washington, D.C., the activities of Canadian legislators in Washington, and outreach to U.S. states.
About The Chamber of Commerce of Southwest Indiana
The Chamber of Commerce of Southwest Indiana is one of the largest regional chambers of commerce in the state of Indiana. The Chamber and its members lead Southwest Indiana by fostering an innovative business, educational, cultural and governmental environment that excels in a global marketplace. Visit www.CCSWIN.com or call 812-425-8147.
Source: Chamber of Commerce of Southwest Indiana