In January, President Trump signed the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) into law. The East Parker County Chamber joined hundreds of other organizations and chambers across the world to support this trade agreement.

USMCA is critical to our economic future because it will preserve and strengthen U.S. trade ties to Canada and Mexico.

More than 12 million American jobs depend on trade with Canada and Mexico. U.S. manufacturers export more made-in-America manufactured goods to our North American neighbors than they do to the next 11 largest export markets combined, and the two countries account for nearly one-third of U.S. agricultural exports. They are also the top two export destinations for U.S. small and medium-size businesses, more than 120,000 of which sell their goods and services to Canada and Mexico.

Approval of USMCA ensures U.S. manufacturers, farmers, and service providers can continue to access the Canadian and Mexican markets. The new pact guarantees that virtually all U.S. exports will enter these markets tariff-free.

USMCA will also modernize North American trade rules. For example, when NAFTA was negotiated a quarter century ago, there was no e-commerce; consequently, the agreement did not address this sector. While no trade agreement is perfect, USMCA’s updated trade rules in areas such digital trade, services, and non-tariff barriers promise substantial benefits.

By creating a level playing field for trade in North America, USMCA will help U.S. companies and the workers they employ compete in our top two export markets.

The East Parker County Chamber of Commerce will hold its next Membership Luncheon on February 12 from 11:30AM – 1:00PM at Willow Park Baptist Church    ( 129 S Ranch House Road) .  Aledo Mayor Kit Marshall, Willow Park Mayor Doyle Moss, Hudson Oaks Mayor Pro-Tem Brian Lixey, and Weatherford Mayor Paul Paschall will hold a forum discussing the economic development and growth in Parker County and how the cities are collaborating to accommodate the growth.

Other topics open to discussion include infrastructure needs in the county, public service opportunities, and how the Mayor’s and cities are working together to support businesses in the area. 

Spotlight speakers are Aledo Children’s AdvoCats and The PlaySpace Willow Park.

Registrations are required and can be made at EastParkerChamber.com or by calling  817-441-7844. The cost to attend is $20 for Chamber members, $25 for non-members, and $30 at the door. Lunch will be served by Aaron’s Catering.  


Join us for the next Business to Business Leads Group meeting on Thursday, February 6th and 20th at 11:30 a.m. at Railhead!

There is no need to register for this event. Hope to see you there!
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