Vermont welcomes Quebec businesses and entrepreneurs for its first trade mission since 2019

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ELECT LIVE IN THE NEWSROOM, TYLER BORONSKI, NBC5 NEWS FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE THE PANDEMIC, QUEBEC ENTREPRENEURS WERE ABLE TO ATTEND VERMONT’S ANNUAL FACE TO FACE TRADE EVENT IN BURLINGTON TODAY — THE REUNION MEETS REPRESENTATIVES FROM MULTIPLE INDUSTRIES — FROM BOTH SIDES OF THE BORDER, TO DISCUSS POTENTIAL BUSINESS EXPANSION. THE DAY INCLUDED SPEECHES ON INDUSTRY BEST PRACTICES, EXPANDING BILATERAL TRADE AND SHOWCASE SOME OF THE BEST WHAT QUEBEC AND VERMONT HAVE TO OFFER. ESPECIALLY IN THE EDUCATION, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, REAL ESTATE AND AGRICULTURE, FOOD AND MARKETS AGENCY OF VERMONT.

Vermont welcomes Quebec businesses and entrepreneurs for its first trade mission since 2019

Officials said they hoped the meeting would expand bilateral trade on both sides of the border.

On Tuesday, the Vermont Commerce and Community Development Agency hosted several Quebec businesses and entrepreneurs for their annual business event in Burlington. This is the first time the delegation has met in person since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2019. The meeting brought together representatives from multiple industries, from both sides of the border, to discuss potential business expansions. the education sector, the Vermont Department of Labor, real estate, and the Vermont Agriculture, Food, and Markets Agency. “What we learn here today, we will come back to, evaluate and continue these relationships over time,” said Anson Tebbetts, Vermont Secretary of Agriculture, Food and Markets. Tebbetts said he was delighted to finally see each other in person again to talk about all things business.” It may take some time to thrive and grow, but this is an opportunity for us to start anew, post-pandemic, and start those relationships,” he continued. According to Tebbets, some of the agricultural sectors the state is focusing on are dairy, maple, and “value-added” agriculture.

On Tuesday, the Vermont Commerce and Community Development Agency hosted several Quebec businesses and entrepreneurs for their annual business event in Burlington.

This is the first time the delegation has met in person since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2019.

The meeting brought together representatives from several industries, from both sides of the border, to discuss potential business expansions.

The day included discussions on industry best practices, expanding two-way trade, and highlighting some of the best that Quebec and Vermont have to offer – especially when it comes to the Education, Vermont Department of Labor, Real Estate and Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets.

“What we learn here today, we will come back to, evaluate and continue these relationships over time,” said Anson Tebbetts, Vermont Secretary of Agriculture, Food and Markets.

Tebbetts said he was delighted to finally meet again in person to talk about all things trade.

“Some of these things take a bit of time to blossom and develop, but this is an opportunity for us to start over, post-pandemic, and start those relationships,” he continued.

According to Tebbets, some of the agricultural sectors the state is focusing on are dairy, maple, and “value-added” agriculture.

All of this, Tebbetts added, could benefit from greater collaboration with Canada.

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