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Alberta strengthens economic relations with Missouri

Alberta and Missouri have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) focused on promoting economic development and trade.

Premier Rachel Notley and Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon shake hands after signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) focused on promoting economic development and trade
Premier Rachel Notley and Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon shake hands after signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) focused on promoting economic development and trade

The MOU, signed during Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon’s visit to Alberta, provides a framework to collaborate on economic development initiatives in areas such as agriculture, environmental policy, and research and innovation. The agreement focuses on enhancing economic development, job growth, competitiveness and barrier-free trade for both jurisdictions.

“This agreement strengthens Alberta’s ties to an important trade partner. Enhancing trade and investment, and sharing emerging research and information will be mutually beneficial to both jurisdictions.”

Rachel Notley, Premier and Minister of International and Intergovernmental Relations

Alberta and Missouri have an established history of strong economic ties. From 2010 to 2014, Alberta’s exports to Missouri averaged $630 million annually. Alberta’s top exports to Missouri include energy and wood products, plastics and chemicals.

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