MAPLE Business Council® is an executive-level organization promoting cross-border investment, trade and entrepreneurship between Canada and Southern California and among Southern California businesses with Canadian connections.  Our members and sponsors bring together the knowledge, expertise and resources to help businesses penetrate and excel in these markets.

If your business is considering expansion into either the Canadian or Southern California markets, we would like to help. While thousands of miles may lie between these regions, there is a vibrant trade to leverage. Consider these facts:

  • In 2014 there was over $46 billion in trade between Canada and California
  • 11% of foreign bound goods were sold to Canada
  • California exports to Canada exceed $18.8 billion
  • California imports over $26 billion in goods from Canada
  • Over 1.8 million Canadians visit California and spend over $1.5 billion
  • Nearly 1 million Californians visit Canada and spend over $600 million
  • Over 1.2 million California jobs depend on trade with Canada
  • Over 41,200 Californians are employed by Canadian-owned businesses
  • Top exports to Canada include computers, agriculture, telephones, aircraft and optical/medical instruments, fuel oil, paper and printing machinery, beverages and alcohol
  • Top imports from Canada include automobiles, crude petroleum, fuel oil, plastics, medicine

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