The relationship enjoyed by Canada and the United States is a model to be envied around the world. While the cross border relationship thrives in many ways, the intertwined nature of both countries’ economies is fascinating: not only are both countries each others’ largest trading partner, but the value of exports from one virtually equals the value of imports from the other.
The premier of Saskatchewan once made a presentation in Chicago about hot dogs with mustard and Chicago Cubs baseball at Wrigley Field. The United States exports baseball as a national past time and cultural phenomenon, Canada exports virtually every bit of mustard consumed in the States that supports baseball. It’s that entwined. In another presentation I recall, the Canadian Minister of Industry once recounted travelling with the materials of an automotive part – from the extraction of raw materials to the completion and installation of the manufactured part. He crossed the border between Detroit and Windsor seven times.
Naturally, I go back and forth quite a bit between the two countries, and I’ve made extensive presentations on both sides of the border. For some time, through an outgrowth of public presentations, I’ve helped companies understand the markets on the other side of the border. It just never occurred to me to formalize that as part of Babuk Presentations, Inc.
Linking international connections with professional, architectural knowledge to the cross border import / export Architectural / Engineering and Construction communities of Canada and the USA.
That’s us. It’s just a natural extension of what’s been happening all along.