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Chamber Signs Binational Agreement for Economic Cooperation

The Detroit Regional Chamber has signed a binational Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with U.S. and Canadian economic development entities, pledging specific steps to develop the regional economy along both sides of the U.S.-Canada border.

The MOU, signed by the Southwest Economic Alliance (SWEA), the I-69 International Trade Corridor Next Michigan Development Corporation and the Chamber, was a highlight of the inaugural Blue Water Corridor Conference held on Wednesday, June 11 in Sarnia, Ontario – the second in a series of Blue Water Collaborative conferences. The Honorable Doug George, the newly appointed Canadian Consul General based in Detroit, also attended the signing.

“The I-69 Corridor and southwest Ontario have multiple assets that can be leveraged by working together,” said Dan Casey, CEO of the Economic Development Alliance of St. Clair County. “Our binational partnership will have a real impact in the global marketplace.”

“The Chamber could not be more pleased to participate in this MOU,” said Benjamin Erulkar, vice president of economic development-new development strategies, who signed on behalf of the Chamber. “There are so many binational opportunities to grow our regional economy in Southeast Michigan and Southwest Ontario, and the Chamber looks forward to making these opportunities economic realities.”