Province Focuses on Alberta’s Energy, Jobs and Prosperity for U.S. Trade Mission

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A UCP MP from Calgary will visit officials from two US states this month as part of a mission to improve relations for the Government of Alberta.

Richard Gotfried, MPP for Calgary-Fish Creek, is scheduled to meet with leaders of the Pacific Northwest Economic Region (PWNER) in Juneau, Alaska, and Boise, Idaho.

Officials say the visits should build on partnerships with U.S. governors while addressing some of the issues surrounding recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Gotfried will also have the opportunity to “showcase Alberta” ahead of a summit in Calgary later this year.

“The bridges of common interest and trusting relationships built over the years have enhanced regional and international economic opportunities while creating shared value through partnership, collaboration, trade and advocacy,” he said. he said in a statement.

“I am honored to have the opportunity to enhance cooperation while promoting Alberta’s core interests.”

The trip, estimated to cost $3,820, begins Feb. 6 in Juneau and then continues to Boise on Feb. 9. Gotfried is expected to return to Edmonton on February 11.

The United States is Alberta’s largest trading partner and Alberta is the second largest provincial exporter to the United States.

Trade with Alberta supports 906,000 jobs in the United States, while trade with the United States supports 785,000 jobs in Alberta.

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