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This is Exactly How Many American Jobs Depend on Canada–U.S. Trade

Posted by equilease_admin on January 27, 2017

how many American jobs depend on Canada–U.S. trade

The rising protectionist mood in the U.S. is making Canadian exporters nervous, but there are millions of Americans whose jobs depend on cross-border trade too

With U.S. president Donald Trump vowing to pursue border taxes, renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement and implement policies that put “American workers and businesses first,” Canada has reason to be concerned.

The federal government is well aware of the economic risks. Cabinet members are currently huddled in Calgary for a two-day retreat, where the focus is reportedly on preparing for a Trump presidency. In conversations with their American counterparts so far, federal government officials have emphasized the importance of Canada to the United States economy and reiterated the two countries enjoy a mutually beneficial relationship. Stephen Schwarzman, the CEO of Blackstone Group and head of Trump’s strategic and policy forum, echoed those points today. “Trade between the US and Canada is very much in balance and is a model for the way trade relations should be,” Schwarzman told reporters. “So I think Canada is very well positioned in discussions with the United States.” Read Mo‪re...

Even the U.S. Army Wants the Made in Canada Label on its Tech Devices

Posted by equilease_admin on January 5, 2017

Even the U.S. army wants the Made in Canada label on its tech devices

In southwest Ottawa, dozens of hands deftly work in concert to assemble devices branded with some of the biggest names in the technology, automotive and financial industries. Some even bear the logo of the U.S. Army Special Forces.

These devices are examples of what Powerstick.com’s CEO Nigel Harris calls “hot little item(s)” that helped take his company from an Ottawa suburb to doing business with some of the biggest corporations in the world.

Powerstick.com develops and brands proprietary tech gadgets and has counted Tesla, Ford, Google and Bank of America as clients, to name a few. Items they’ve developed in-house include portable USB chargers, hard drives with streaming capabilities and Bluetooth tracking devices. Read Mo‪re...

25 Inspiring Entrepreneurs to Watch in 2017

Posted by equilease_admin on January 3, 2017

25 Inspiring Entrepreneurs to Watch in 2017

Every year we look for those amazing stories of entrepreneurs and companies that everyone should be watching. These are entrepreneurs that are changing the world for the better.

Keep an eye out this upcoming year for the esteemed entrepreneurs on this list who are making their mark as business owners, thought leaders, speakers, and authors alike as the top entrepreneurs to watch in 2017. Read Mo‪re...

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