MAPLE Business Council Supports New Research on Canada - Southern California Economic Ties


The economic ties between Canada and Southern California run deep. In the recently published report on Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the region by World Trade Center Los Angeles at the 2019 Select LA conference, Canada is recognized as the 3rd highest source nation for FDI in the City of Los Angeles. And for the Southern California region, Canada ranks 4th.

Complimenting the annual FDI research this year, is a separate study authored by the Consulate General of Canada in Los Angeles and the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) with support from MAPLE Business Council.

In 2012, the Consulate General of Canada in Los Angeles and the LAEDC began a research relationship detailing the extensive contribution of Canadian trade, direct investment and businesses to Los Angeles County. Seven years later, the Consulate General and LAEDC have partnered again, with support from MAPLE to catalogue the depth and richness of the relationship between Canada and the Southern California region (the counties of Ventura, Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, Riverside and Imperial). This partnership is a testament to the energy, innovation and commitment of the Canadian talent and businesses that call Southern California home.

“Canada continues to be one of the top investors and trading partners for Southern California. The vitality of our economy is strongly linked to the performance of our business and trading relationship with Canada.” - Stephen Cheung, President, World Trade Center Los Angeles.

The full report will be published on July 1st, Canada Day.

Canada & Southern California: United through collaboration. Defined by partnership. Sustained by friendship.