Re: "City should support local economy first," Sept. 18.
Our technology, manufacturing and tourism sectors rely on both foreign and domestic trade. These sectors represent the largest sector of Greater Victoria's economy and deserve the city's support.
The Greater Victoria Development Agency has the experience and expertise to plan and execute a successful trade mission. All trade missions require a leader and in China there is an exceptionally high respect for official status, making the mayor's participation key to executing a successful mission.
Although we need to encourage economic development at home, it must not be at the expense of international trade.
Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce
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