In the world of Canadian relations, Maryscott ‘Scotty’ Greenwood tops the list. She addressed nearly 120 people at the Buffalo Niagara Partnership’s recent CanAm Now event held at the Conference and Events Center in Niagara Falls, New York. During her keynote address, Greenwood touched on current relations between the US and Canada, President Trump’s trade priorities, possible changes to NAFTA and the status of our bi-national economy. Greenwood is the Chief Executive Officer at the Canadian-American Business Council. Her impressive resume includes recognition as one of the Top 100 People Influencing Canadian Foreign Policy by Hill Times in 2014 and as one of the Top 100 Lobbyists in 2017.
Her timing as the keynote speaker at CanAm Now came as President Trump continues to contemplate renegotiating NAFTA.
“Now more than ever, we need to engage in dialogue about the strength and vitality of the Canada/US relationship,” said Greenwood. “The timing for the Buffalo-Niagara Partnership meetings couldn’t be better as policy makers on both sides of the border consider how we do business together in a potentially post NAFTA world.”
Greenwood stressed the importance of the United States’ relationship with Canada and sees the Buffalo-Niagara region playing a pivotal role in this exchange.
“With each individual trade dispute from dairy to lumber to steel, it is important to understand the broader context of this $700 Billion per year economic relationship,” Greenwood commented. “This region of the country is particularly well equipped to inform the Canada/US discussion because of its position right on the border, sharing a watershed and driving economic progress daily back and forth across the bridges, railways, airports and seaports that connect us.”
Hear more about Greenwood’s view on Canada-US relations and her take on our historic strategic partnerships with the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce.