WASHINGTON, D.C. and ORANGE COUNTY, CA, October 26, 2021 – The Canadian American Business Council and MAPLE Business Council® announced today they will collaborate more closely in support of greater bilateral economic ties between Canada and the United States. As an initial step, they will become members of each other’s organizations to strengthen their respective networks.
In the post-pandemic recovery, it is imperative to promote the importance of Canada-U.S. economic ties. The Canada-U.S. trade relationship constitutes of nearly USD $1.7 billion in trade per day. Canada is the United States’ largest customer and top trading partner. Moreover, Canadian companies operating in the United States directly employ more than 825,000 Americans. Our trade relationship helps both economies grow stronger to compete globally making the bilateral relationship important to nurture and protect.
Given the magnitude and strategic importance of the Canada-U.S. economic relationship, non-governmental organizations operate in both countries to promote trade and investment complementing the work of each country’s consular and commercial services.
The Canadian American Business Council (CABC) has been an integral organization to promote economic and political ties between Canada and the U.S. since 1987. Today, the CABC is the leading nonprofit, nonpartisan, issues-oriented organization dedicated to fostering the dialogue between the public and private sectors. CABC’s CEO is Maryscott Greenwood and CABC members include Fortune500 companies such as Mastercard, UPS, Pfizer, and Bombardier. The Council’s activities include high-level briefings on relevant issues of concern, assistance with practical trade and policy challenges, relationship-building opportunities, and informative seminars.
“The CABC is delighted to have a mutual membership with the MAPLE Business Council. With both of our organizations advocating for the bilateral ties -both economic and political- it provides the opportunity to strengthen our relationship,” says Maryscott Greenwood CEO of CABC. “The MAPLE Business Council joined the CABC’s 2020 North American Rebound campaign, joining us as champions of a bilateral recovery. We welcome MAPLE Business Council to our membership and are excited to continue our collaboration on issues that are of utmost importance to our special relationship.”
Founded in 2015 at the encouragement of the Consulate General of Canada in Los Angeles, MAPLE Business Council promotes bilateral investment, trade and entrepreneurship between Canada and the U.S. The independent non-profit membership organization connects executives from across sectors through networking events, cross-border delegations, content sharing through digital platforms and strategic partnerships with economic development stakeholders. Based in Orange County, California, the organization has expanded its focus from Southern California to include chapters in British Columbia and New York and growing communities in Toronto and Québec. Members are located throughout Canada and the U.S. and work in over 20 sectors.
“We’ve long respected the work of the CABC to shine a light on the importance of America’s economic and political partnership with Canada,” said Stephen Armstrong, president of MAPLE Business Council and co-founder with Robert Kelle. “This led us to join their North American Rebound campaign in 2020 along with leading organizations in both Canada and the U.S. to reinforce the importance of building our highly integrated economies back better together post-pandemic. We welcome CABC to our membership and look forward to future opportunities to collaborate together.”
In 2020, MAPLE Business Council launched a New York Chapter led by former Purolator International President and veteran supply chain executive, John Costanzo. “I am looking forward to working more closely with Maryscott Greenwood and the Canadian American Business Council as a member organization. Our organizations are closely aligned in the pursuit of greater collaboration between the U.S. and Canada. There is no more strategic or economically important trade and investment relationship as what our two countries have created.”
To learn more about CABC, visit www.cabc.co
To learn more about MAPLE Business Council, visit www.maplecouncil.org
Canadian American Business Council: Established in 1987, the Canadian American Business Council is the leading non-profit, non-partisan, issues-oriented organization dedicated to fostering dialogue between the public and private sectors in Canada and the US. Members are key business leaders and stakeholders from both sides of the border ranging from entrepreneurs to best name brands in the world. Collectively, CABC members employ about two million people and have annual revenues of close to $1.5 trillion. For more information, visit www.cabc.co.
MAPLE Business Council: MAPLE Business Council® is an active membership-based organization of senior executives across over 20 sectors in over 20 markets connecting through in-person and web-based events, commercial delegations, digital knowledge-sharing, cross-border news curation, and strategic partnerships to trade, invest and collaborate between and within Canadian & U.S. markets. For more information, please visit www.maplecouncil.org.
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