Today U.S. Rep. Gary Peters applauded news of the New International Trade Crossing (NITC) agreement between Michigan and Canada. Today's announcement marks an important step forward in the fight to strengthen our local economy by investing in critical infrastructure projects to increase trade and tourism with Canada. This new bridge will build upon our already strong trade partnership with Canada and create thousands of good paying jobs right here in the greater Detroit region.
"Building the New International Trade Crossing between Detroit and Windsor will have a huge positive impact on our regional economy," said U.S. Rep. Gary Peters. "Not only will this project create thousands of new jobs, it will bolster trade and tourism with Canada by spurring new economic development opportunities throughout our region. Southeast Michigan is open for business and I'm proud to help mark this important milestone."
U.S. Rep. Peters has made it a top priority to facilitate greater trade and tourism between the United States and Canada. Because Canada is our number one trade and tourism partner, Peters has advanced several initiatives to strengthen relations between the greater Detroit region and Windsor.
Peters recently published an op-ed in the Detroit News calling for the U.S. Consulate in Windsor to reopen to make it easier for tourists to visit Southeast Michigan. On Friday, June 22, Peters is participating in a "Beyond the Border" and "Regulatory Cooperation Council" regional conversation to bring together key stakeholders from Ottawa, Washington and the Detroit-Windsor region to develop new ways to improve trade and tourism opportunities.