Governor Scott Walker is heading to Canada later this month.
Walker’s office said Tuesday that the governor will join officials from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation on a trade mission, which will run from June 12-17. They will speak with leaders of Canadian firms on the advantages of expanding their operations into Wisconsin. The governor will also take part in a leadership summit.
This is Walker’s third foreign trip this year for trade missions, during a time when he’s also been exploring a possible White House bid in 2016. The governor went to London in February and visited several other European countries during a trip in April.
In a statement, Walker said “As we did during our April trip to Europe and our mission to the U.K. earlier this year, we will promote Wisconsin’s strong business climate, outstanding workforce and key industry sectors to as compelling assets for successful business operations in Wisconsin.”
Walker’s office noted that Canada invested $4.95 billion in Wisconsin companies between 2003 and 2014, representing 64 percent of all foreign direct investments in the state during that time frame.