Governor Walker in Canada for trade mission; Wisconsin’s largest export destination
CANADA — Governor Scott Walker plans to meet with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper while in the country for a trade mission.
Walker left for Canada on Friday, June 12th and was scheduled to return on Wednesday, June 17th. It is his fourth international trip in five months. Walker’s office says the focus of the trip is increasing foreign investment in Wisconsin.
Walker is scheduled to speak Saturday at a leadership summit in Quebec City hosted by the Council of Great Lakes Governors.
On Tuesday, Walker has meetings set with the American Chamber of Commerce in Canada. Both that group and representatives from Walker’s state economic development agency are hosting a reception with Canadian business executives.
Canada is Wisconsin’s largest export destination. In 2014, Wisconsin companies sent nearly $8 billion in goods to Canada.