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Greater Sudbury

Mayor Matichuk to play role with Canada Nevada Business Council

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

  

Mayor Matichuk to play role with Canada Nevada Business Council

 

Greater Sudbury Mayor Marianne Matichuk has been invited to sit as an honourary member of the Canada Nevada Business Council (CNBC) based in Las Vegas.

In April, Mayor Matichuk will travel to Las Vegas as a guest of the council to meet with key community, business and mining industry executives.

“This is a significant opportunity to foster partnerships and promote Greater Sudbury on a global stage,” Mayor Matichuk said.

“I know members of the CNBC are excited about the future of our city and very much want to be a part of it. This is the beginning of a long and prosperous partnership.”

Mayor Matichuk connected with the Canada Nevada Business Council during the MINExpo conference in Las Vegas late last year.

Not long after, Frank Spady, the CEO of CNBC, Bob Groesbeck, Vice President Government Affairs/General Counsel, and Larry Scheffler, COO, were invited by Mayor Matichuk to visit Greater Sudbury and make connections with the city’s business and community leaders.

Initially attracted to Greater Sudbury as home to the largest integrated mining complex in the world, CNBC is now developing memorandums of understanding in health care, education and tourism, as well.

“The state of Nevada has a long and proud history in mining. Through Mayor Matichuk's leadership, we were able to experience first-hand why Greater Sudbury businesses are recognized globally as leaders in the mining supply and service sectors. That expertise, we believe, lends well to the needs of Nevada businesses in the mining sector and elsewhere,” said Bob Groesbeck, of CNBC.

“We are pleased that Mayor Matichuk has agreed to join our board, as I see great synergies between our two areas,” Frank Spady, CEO of CNBC added.

In Las Vegas, Mayor Matichuk is expected to meet the Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman and the council of the City of Las Vegas, in addition to Mayor Andy Hafen of the City of Henderson, Nevada. Mayor Matichuk will also meet with representatives of the Nevada Mining Association, Barrick Gold Corp. and many other business leaders.

About the Canada Nevada Business Council:

  • The Canada Nevada Business Council (CNBC) is a non-profit group promoting bilateral trade between Canada and Nevada. The CNBC is dedicated to strengthening the relationships between Canadian and Nevada based companies, and providing a mutually rewarding trade experience and investment and employment opportunities.
  • Canada is Nevada’s largest trading partner. Nevada exports $1.3 billion in goods to Canada and imports $814 million in goods from Canada. The largest percentage of goods from Canada are equipment and machinery, making up 20%.
  • In Nevada, 60,300 jobs depend on trade with Canada while 9,700 people are employed by 150 Canadian-owned businesses operating in Nevada, mostly in the mining sector. 

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Media contact:                                                        

Mike Whitehouse

Office of the Mayor

City of Greater Sudbury

Phone: 705 674-4455 ext. 2516

E-mail: mike.whitehouse@greatersudbury.ca

 

Media contact:

Elizabeth Crane

Canada Nevada Business Council

Phone: 702-463-0977
or 888-454-2922

E-mail: eliz@CanadaNevada.org