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may, 2023


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Scottish North American Business Council is leading a trade mission to Pennsylvania and surrounding areas for businesses interested in exploring opportunities to expand their international trade activities. This mission will span across the city of Philadelphia, reaching out across the state of Pennsylvania and potentially neighbouring towns, cities and States.

Greater Philadelphia offers:

  • Easy Access to New York City, only 1 hr 20 minutes by regular low cost train service
  • Economic density, diversity, and localization provide cost-effective access to critical supply chains

It’s only one day’s drive from:

  • Nearly 40% of the U.S. population and 60 percent of the Canadian population
  • 4 of the 10 largest U.S. markets

Ranked #1 most economically diverse state by Bloomberg Research in 2019.

Ranks in the top 10 states for technology and innovation according to CNBC’s ‘Top States for Business’.

Received $2.137 billion in venture capital funding in 2020.

Philadelphia is home to 2nd highest concentration of public R&D among similarly-sized locations.

Pennsylvania is in the top tier of states in key measures of bioscience R&D and innovation, including academic R&D expenditures (4th), NIH research funding (6th), and venture capital investments (4th).

Top 10 in U.S. for access to capital.

Greater Philadelphia offers any Scottish business opportunities across multiple sectors and grants easy access to a very large potential market.

What is involved?As part of this trade mission delegates will receive market briefings on key opportunities in Greater Philadelphia, networking events with business organisations in Greater Philadelphia and a series of one-to-one business meetings with potential clients or trade partners, based on your individual company requirements. This is a great opportunity for you to gain knowledge of this market at a relatively low cost. We arrange B2B meetings and special events, you pay the cost of your travel, accommodation and some subsistence during the mission.

Who can apply?Open to any company in Scotland looking to grow their international trade activity in the USA. Companies do not need to be connected to the SNABC. Please note this is a cross-sector delegation.


If you require further information or wish to apply please email – or call Allan Hogarth on 07982250682.


may 14 (Sunday) - 18 (Thursday) BST


Scottish North American Business Council

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