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WCTA Breakfast--Cross Border Connections: Business, Cleantech, and Canada
Fourth & Madison Building
Seattle, WA
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Canada offers one of the most generous R&D tax incentives in the industrialized world, with combined federal and provincial credits that can currently save foreign investors, on average, up to 30 cents on the dollar invested in R&D in Canada.
   --Canada has the G-7's lowest costs in R&D-intensive sectors (up to 10.7% lower than the U.S.).
   --Canada has a combined federal-provincial statutory general corporate income tax rate of 26%, below the level of most other G-7 countries and about 13 percentage points lower than that of the U.S.
   --Canada is the easiest place to start a business in the G-7.
   --Throughout the global economic downturn, Canada proved to be a top performing economy that offers businesses opportunities to grow, innovate, and succeed.  Almost 765,900 more Canadians are working today than when the recession ended.  Almost 90% of the positions created since July 2009 are full-time positions in high-wage industries, with more than three-quarters in the private sector.
   --Edmonton is the service center for northern Alberta, where $196 B worth of major capital projects are planned for the coming years.

Learn about general opportunities and reasons to consider doing business with Canada.  Hear first-hand stories from local companies and get big picture overview about what's happening in Alberta.

   --Moderator:  Richard LePage, Consul and Trade Commissioner, Consulate General of Canada  Seattle
   --Greg Bainbridge, Manager Industry Development, Edmonton Economic Development Corporation:  Hear about opportunities to do business in a diverse economy ranging from advanced technologies searching for cleaner energy sources and sustainable solutions in the resource industries to large construction projects, environmental services, manufacturing, and research collaborations.
   --T J Mothersbaugh, Business Development Manager, Watertectonics:  A Washington-based company with technology for industrial water treatment targeting turbidity, heavy metals, oil, grease and bacteria.  Watertectonics works globally, moving people and equipment, and builds relationships with local partners, including in Canada. TJ will share on-the-ground experiences and lessons learned in the competitive natural resources industry.
   --Elizabeth Lowell, Project Development & Planning Manager, Harvest Power:  Harvest Power is a US-based company that has made investments in BC and Ontario and works with communities to produce renewable energy and high-value soil, mulch and organic fertilizer products from organic materials.  Elizabeth will discuss their investments in Canada, partnerships ranging from provinces to municipalities as well as technology providers, their experiences with the permitting process and government programs.

September 6 | 730-900 am | Fourth & Madison Building, 925 Fourth Ave, 18th Floor Conference Room, Seattle.  WCTA Membes Early Bird: $25 | Non-Members Early Bird: $35 | WCTA Members General:  $40 | Non-Members General: $50 | At the Door $60.
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Fourth & Madison Building (View)
925 Fourth Ave, 18th Floor Conference Room
Seattle, WA 98101
United States


Education > Business
Other > Green

Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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