The BILLD program is provided to members of the Council of State Governments Midwest (CSG) and includes policy sessions on topics such as education, health care and economic development. Alberta has been a member of the CSG since 2010.

While in Wisconsin, MLA Neudorf will promote Alberta’s interests, build relationships and emphasize the importance of bilateral trade between Alberta and the United States.

“The Midwest is a significant market for Alberta. This BILLD program offers an excellent opportunity to discuss best practices, exchange ideas with U.S. legislators and showcase Alberta’s strengths as well as invest in strategic relationships for the future.”

Nathan Neudorf, MLA for Lethbridge-East

The BILLD program is supported by the CSG Midwest and is offered to lawmakers from member jurisdictions in their first four years of service. CSG Midwest is a regional forum bringing together legislators and government leaders from 11 states and four Canadian provinces, including Alberta.

Mission expenses will be posted on the travel and expense disclosure page.

Quick facts

  • The U.S. is Alberta’s largest trading partner and Alberta is the second largest provincial exporter to the U.S.
  • In 2021, Alberta’s exports to the U.S. totalled $122.7 billion.
  • In 2021, Alberta’s exports to the U.S. accounted for about 89 per cent of total provincial exports.
  • The Midwest is the largest trade region for Alberta. Bilateral trade between Alberta and the CSG member states totalled more than $69 billion in 2021, with Alberta’s exports about $60.6 billion. Top exports to the CSG Midwest included:
    • agriculture and agri-food: $913.1 million
    • chemicals and plastics: $2.7 billion
    • manufacturing: $798.0 million
    • forestry: $1.0 billion
    • energy: $54.2 billion.

Itinerary for MLA Neudorf*

Aug. 26

  • Travel to Madison, Wis.

Aug. 27-31

  • Attend Bowhay Institute for Legislative Leadership Development (BILLD) training

Sept. 1

  • Depart Madison, Wis., for Alberta

*Subject to change.