Cheyenne Frontier Days inspire plenty of provincial pride, but the 10-day event is also an opportunity to continue strengthening ties with our neighbors and trading partners to the north.

Governor Matt Mead and Canadian Consul General Dale Eisler will co-host the Seventh Annual Cheyenne Frontier Days Barbeque Reception Thursday July 28th from 6:30-8:00pm. The reception is a venue for recognition and celebration of the mutually beneficial trading relationship between Wyoming and Canada. It is a chance for area leaders to discuss opportunities for increasing trade and investment as well as raise awareness of Canada’s position on bilateral issues, such as border security, trade and North American Energy security.

According to 2010 data from Statistics Canada, two-way trade in goods and services between the U.S. and Canada reached $630.1 billion, supporting millions of jobs through out the U.S., including 16,800 in Wyoming. The two-way merchandise trade between Wyoming and Canada totaled $1.8 billion. This figure makes Canada Wyoming’s largest trading partner, purchasing more of the state’s exports than any other country.

For more information about the event, contact Renny MacKay, Communications Director for Governor Mead, at 307.777.7437 or 307.274.5870.

For more information about the Government of Canada’s representation in the four-state Rocky Mountain region of Colorado, Montana, Utah and Wyoming, call 303.626.0640 or visit the Consulate’s website.