Innovative Environmental Tech Crosses The Border

Gwinnett County is partnering with Canada’s Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies (Ostara) to open a 12,000 square foot nutrient recovery facility at its F. Wayne Hill Water Reclamation Center, the county's largest wastewater treatment facility.

Following the Ostara treatment process, the center will be able to discharge high quality reclaimed water back into Lake Lanier, which holds approximately 65 percent of the storage for the entire Chattahoochee–Flint–Apalachicola basin, a critical water source for north Georgia.

The Ostara’s Pearl® nutrient recovery process protects freshwater lakes by recovering phosphorus and other nutrients from the wastewater streams and transforming them into fertilizer, which will be marketed for use in gardens and on farms.

New Stadium Leverages CanAm’s Expertise to “Rise Up”

When the new Mercedes-Benz/Atlanta Falcons stadium opens in 2017, visitors can attribute many of its state-of-the-art features to Canada’s CanAm Steel Corporation.

The one-of-a-kind retractable roof will be comprised of eight radially organized interlocking panels that form a central overhead oculus. These movable panels will be supported by an extensive network of more than 200 trusses that span up to 735 feet across the length of the stadium.

The components will be fabricated at CanAm plants in Québec, New Jersey and Georgia with Canadian and U.S. fabrication partners. The stadium is estimated to cost close to $1.2 billion and will seat 71,000 spectators.

Georgia–Canada trade

  • Georgia exports to Canada: $6.4 billion
  • Georgia imports from Canada: $4.2 billion
  • Bilateral trade: $10.6 billion
  • Georgia services exports to Canada: $2.1 billion

Georgia–Canada tourism

  • Georgia visits by Canadians: 731,800
  • Georgia vacation spending by Canadians: $135 million

Georgia’s top goods exports to Canada

  • Automobiles: $1.0 billion
  • Aircraft: $415 million
  • Plastics & plastic articles: $393 million
  • Carpets: $290 million
  • Optical, medical & precision instruments: $247 million

Georgia’s top goods imports from Canada

  • Plastics & plastic articles: $400 million
  • Copper & copper articles: $393 million
  • Paper & paperboard: $157 million
  • Softwood lumber: $137 million
  • Fuel oil: $118 million

Georgia exports to Canada by industry

  • Transportation (30%)
  • Equipment & machinery (27%)
  • Agriculture (8%)
  • Apparel & textiles (8%)
  • Plastics & rubbers (8%)
  • Chemicals (6%)
  • Other (12%)

Georgia imports from Canada by industry

  • Equipment & machinery (21%)
  • Minerals & metals (16%)
  • Plastics & rubbers (11%)
  • Agriculture (11%)
  • Forest products (10%)
  • Transportation (8%)
  • Other (24%)

Georgia Jobs

  • 330,600 Georgia jobs depend on trade and investment with Canada

Georgia top services exports to Canada

  • Transportation services: $630 million
  • Travel: $553 million
  • Business, professional & technical services: $275 million
  • Royalties & license fees: $230 million
  • Financial services: $166 million


  • 330,600 jobs in Georgia depend on Canada–U.S. trade and investment
  • Canada is Georgia’s #1 customer
  • Total Canada–Georgia goods trade: $10.6 billion

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For more information on Georgia’s trade with Canada, please contact our trade team in Atlanta.

September 2016
Unless otherwise mentioned, all figures are based on 2015 data in U.S. dollars. Statistics Canada: 2014 tourism, based on combined same-day and overnight travel (8/2016 release, US$1.00=C$1.1045). U.S. Census Bureau: goods trade, Canada’s export ranking (2/2016 release). U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis: goods and services trade (3/2016 release). Trade Partnership: 2014 services trade (11/2015 release). Job numbers are from a study commissioned by the Government of Canada (11/2014 release, 2013 data). Figures may not add up due to rounding. Produced by the Embassy of Canada in Washington, D.C.