BOSTON – Gov. Deval L. Patrick will lead a delegation of the state government leaders on a Massachusetts-Canada Innovation Partnership Mission that looks to strengthen the state’s partnership with Canada on a host of issues.
Running from Oct. 8-11, the mission will include stops in Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal. During the mission, Patrick will participate in several business roundtables and meet with business leaders in the innovation-economy sectors to foster opportunities for collaboration between Massachusetts and Canadian businesses. Patrick will also deliver the keynote address at the Canada Wind Energy Association conference to promote the commonwealth’s growing “clean-energy” sector as a market open for business.
Last year, Massachusetts exported approximately $3.5 billion in goods and services to Canada, and the two-way exchange was $11.1 billion in 2012. •