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Fort Worth, Dallas mayors head to Canada on a trade trip

Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price and Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings will lead a trade mission to Montreal and Toronto next month. In this photo, Price and Rawlings attend a ribbon cutting at DFW Airport in 2015.
Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price and Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings will lead a trade mission to Montreal and Toronto next month. In this photo, Price and Rawlings attend a ribbon cutting at DFW Airport in 2015. Star-Telegram archives

The mayors are taking their North Texas show on the road again.

Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price and Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings are leading a trade mission to Toronto and Montreal to promote the Metroplex and meet with Canadian political and business leaders. The trip will last from June 11 through June 16.

On the trip, the mayors will participate in the Conference of Montreal, an annual conference that gathers government and business leaders to discuss economic challenges, and will meet with the mayors of Toronto and Montreal.

“We live in the fastest growing region in the nation but yet many people don’t know who Fort Worth and Dallas are,” Price said.

In the past six years, the mayors have gone on several trade missions to Asia, Mexico, Australia and Europe to promote the region. Price said the cities have benefited from cultural exchanges as well as helped local businesses expand their products into new international markets as a result of these trips.

“Dallas Fort Worth is in one of the most special times in its history and our job is to make sure that the world knows that,” Rawlings said.

The mayors will also tour Bell Helicopter’s Canadian facility and will meet with Air Canada, which recently launched daily flights between DFW and Montreal last month.

Andrea Ahles: 817-390-7631, @Sky_Talk

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