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Canadian, Southeast business leaders meet in Raleigh

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More than 250 Canadian and U.S. business leaders are participating in the seventh annual SEUS-CP conference at the Raleigh Convention Center through Tuesday afternoon.

The conference is designed to offer networking opportunities for businesses in Canada and the Southeast.

The opening ceremonies will begin Monday at 9 a.m.

Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker will be at the event representing the state of North Carolina.

The Southeastern U.S.–Canadian Provinces Alliance was established in November 2007 to promote continued trade and investment between member states and provinces, the Department of Commerce said. The Alliance meets once per year, alternating between host sites in the two countries, and attracts participants from a wide array of business and government.

Southeastern United States members include: Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. Canadian Province membership is Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland & Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, and Québec.

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