CDA Market Services has successfully represented American jurisdictions providing trade development and foreign direct investment representation services in Canada since 2009.
The firm concentrates on Canadian sales channel research for companies based in the US states of Ohio and Virginia. Over 200 firms from these states across many industries have been served with market assessments and partner/target customer opportunities since 2009. A wide range of Canadian regulatory and import information is offered as well.
Market promotion services relating to investment attraction are provided to the Minneapolis Saint Paul Regional Economic Development Partnership with a focus on the Life Sciences sector.
CDA is a member of the Council of American States in Canada and the INVEST USA, Toronto Region Committee. Strong ties exist with American Chamber of Commerce chapters across Canada as well.
Ron A. Straatsma is the President of CDA Market Services. He has a long history representing US jurisdictions for business development services beginning in 1992. He was Managing Director of the State of Ohio Canadian Market Office in Toronto from 1995 – 2009. He formed CDA Market Services in 2009 gaining the ability to represent multiple clients.
Ron has a B.A. Economics degree from the University of Waterloo, Canada and an M.A. in European Studies from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
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