While in Portland, the MLAs will meet with lawmakers, government leaders, industry representatives and other delegates from 13 U.S. states at the CSG West 77th annual meeting.

This cross-border meeting will provide a platform to discuss areas of importance to the province such as energy and the environment, investment, agriculture, transportation and border policies that promote the efficient movement of people and goods.

“Western U.S. is a key trading region for our province that contributes to prosperity and job creation on both sides of the border. We are committed to reinforcing Alberta’s ties in the region and solidifying Alberta’s role as a leader and partner in energy security through the development of economic corridors.”

Shane Getson, MLA for Lac Ste. Anne-Parkland

CSG West is a regional, multilateral forum comprised of the following member states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. Alberta, British Columbia and the U.S. territories of Guam, American Samoa and the Northern Mariana Islands are associate members.

Following participation in the CSG West annual meeting, MLA Hunter will travel in his role as parliamentary secretary for Agrifood Development to Sacramento, California and Boise, Idaho from July 13-19. Parliamentary secretary Hunter will meet with government officials to exchange best practices on enhancing irrigation systems to grow the agricultural sector for the future, and with private sector leaders to promote Alberta as a world-class destination for agri-food investment.

“Alberta’s world-class irrigation network, diverse agriculture industry, business-friendly regulatory environment, and competitive business tax system make our province the premier destination for large-scale investments in agri-food processing. This is an opportunity to promote Alberta’s advantages, share insights with our partners in the U.S., and reinforce vital links that help build our economies and feed the world.” 

Grant Hunter, parliamentary secretary for Agrifood Development

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

Alberta’s government is committed to working with its national and international partners to advance shared interests that can lead to new opportunities for people and businesses in Alberta and around the world.

Quick facts

  • The United States is Alberta’s largest trading partner and Alberta is the second- largest provincial exporter to the U.S.
  • In 2023, Alberta’s exports to the U.S. totalled USD $113.9 billion, with USD $23.1 billion of these exports going to the CSG West region alone.
  • Alberta’s top exports to the region included:
    • energy: USD $15.9 billion
    • wood and wood products: USD $781.8 million
    • meat: USD $1 billion
    • live animals: USD $763.6 million
    • machinery: USD $522.3 million

Itinerary for parliamentary secretary Hunter*

July 8

  • MLA Hunter travels to Portland, OR.

July 9-12

  • Meetings with policymakers and industry leaders at CSG West annual conference.

July 13

  • Travel to Sacramento, CA.

July 14-15

  • Meetings with government representatives.

July 16

  • Travel to Boise, ID.

July 17-18

  • Meetings with government representatives and private sector leaders.

July 19

  • Return to Alberta.

*Subject to change.

Itinerary for MLA Getson*

July 9

  • MLA Getson travels to Portland, OR.

July 9-12

  • Meetings with policymakers and industry leaders at CSG West annual conference.

July 13

  • Return to Alberta.

*Subject to change.

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