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Wrigley Highlights Trade Opportunities in North Dakota at Canadian Trade Summit
Post Date: Dec 04 2015

By ND Governor's Office
Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley today addressed business leaders and entrepreneurs from Canada and the U.S. at the Saskatchewan USA Trade Summit. The two-day event, meant to raise awareness about the trade opportunities between Saskatchewan and the U.S., was held at the Sheraton Cavalier Saskatoon Hotel in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
In his remarks, Wrigley touted North Dakota’s historic economic success and highlighted up and coming trade opportunities in key industry sectors such as technology, advanced manufacturing, aviation, and unmanned aerial systems.
“We have worked hard in North Dakota to diversify our economy and the success of those efforts is beneficial not only to our state but could be for our trade partners as well.” Wrigley said. “The successes North Dakota has experienced in the unmanned aerial systems industry are a great example of opportunities for trade that could be expanded upon in the future.”
Wrigley also cited North Dakota’s leadership position in several national rankings and studies, including best-run state, growth performer, housing growth and best state for young adults. He stated how North Dakota’s economic growth outpaced all other states in 2014, according to information released by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), a position the state has held for four of the past five years. He also focused on North Dakota’s low unemployment, population growth and how the state’s median age is getting younger.
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