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Date: September 22, 2017

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Canadian-owned businesses operate in 434 of 435 U.S. congressional districts

Ottawa, September 22, 2017 – Canadian-owned companies have operations in all but one of the 435 congressional districts in the U.S. House of Representatives, according to an analysis of Canada’s economic footprint in the United States.


The analysis identified a total of 7,705 Canadian-owned businesses across 434 congressional districts. The only jurisdiction that appears to lack an identifiable Canadian business presence is Kentucky’s 5th congressional district.


The Business Council of Canada gathered the data to demonstrate, at the local level, how many Canadian companies have operations in the United States and how much each state and district sells to Canada. “We want to make sure that members of Congress understand the degree to which their own constituents depend on – and benefit from – the Canada-U.S. partnership,” said The Honourable John Manley, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Business Council of Canada.


The Business Council of Canada is a non-profit, non-partisan organization composed of the chief executives and entrepreneurs of 150 leading Canadians companies, in every region of the country and every industry sector.


The Business Council is today making the data publicly available in the form of an interactive map on its website. Users can click on individual states or congressional districts to look up the annual value of that area’s goods and services exports to Canada, the largest export industries and the names of Canadian companies with operations in each district. Users can also search using the names of individual Canadian companies or U.S. elected officials – including governors, senators and members of the House of Representatives.


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