Ducey to lead economic development delegation on Canada trip

Posted at 11:55 AM, Sep 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-26 14:55:47-04

Gov. Doug Ducey will lead an economic development delegation to Canada in early October.

An announcement by Ducey's office says the delegation will visit Toronto Oct. 4-6 and Montreal on Oct. 6-7. The visit to Toronto will include an address by a Ducey to a public affairs forum.

The delegation will include executives and leaders of Tucson Electric Power, the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Arizona State Retirement System, Greater Phoenix Economic Council and the Arizona Commerce Authority.

According to the announcement, the purpose of the trip is to highlight the state's business climate and lifestyle.

The announcement says ties between Arizona and Canada include 18,000 Arizonans working for Canadian-headquartered companies and 25,000 Canadians owning homes in Arizona as well as 1 million visits each year as tourists.