JACKSON, Miss. -- The Mississippi Economic Council’s 11th Annual Hobnob Mississippi was held at the Ag Museum today, and a very important guest was there.
The Canadian National Anthem played by a live band as Mississippi’s business and government leaders welcomed Canadian’s Consul General Stephen Brereton.
“We are very proud to be Mississippi’s number one trading partner. We are very proud to be your largest customer for goods made in Mississippi,” Brereton told the crowd. “We think we are on the right track, but we would like to see the relationship continue to group.”
Governor Phil Bryant said there are many opportunities to further the state’s relationship with Canada, and possible get more jobs here for you. “I don’t want to give anything away; but, I know Canada is very soon going to be in the process of a number of ships. And we are very good at building ships here in Mississippi,” he said.
Canadian Ambassador Gary Doer was also expected at Hobnob. But his trip was canceled as a result of Hurricane Sandy.