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International Cooperation

In a global economy, building ties between foreign businesses and governments is a recipe for success. On this front, the Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development Corporation has been busy these past few years helping to foster these important relationships.

Sault Ste. Marie has sister-city agreements with a number of communities around the world, including:

  • Dundalk, County Louth, Ireland
  • Forssa, Finland
  • Maia, Portugal
  • Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
To enable further opportunities between Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, and Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, the Economic Development Corporations of the two communities signed a formal agreement in 2014. The partnership between the organizations will focuses on collaborative initiatives in strategic sectors such as manufacturing, information technology, energy and transportation.

For instance, if an American company is looking to set up a location north of the border, or if a Canadian company is looking to expand into the U.S., the Twin Sault SSMEDCs would work together to attract the firm. Ultimately, the partnership is designed to stimulate economic growth and create jobs in the region.