"Cover Story" piece on Forum Francophone des Affaires (FFA), a powerhouse trade
"Cover Story" piece on Forum Francophone des Affaires (FFA), a powerhouse trade network in 45-plus countries that represents a tenth of the world's economic activity and maintains its U.S. headquarters office in Lewiston, where it shares space and expertise with the Maine International Trade Center (MITC). Maine taxpayers and businesses have spent at least $275,000 since 1997 trying to establish a presence in the French-speaking business world, but there's not much to show for the money. Maine is home to 100,000 French speakers and is next door to a French-speaking province of six million people, and yet trade with Quebec amounts to only $700 million annually, and three-quarters of that is attributed to paper companies and log brokers. Maine's economic leaders are hoping that the FFA's close association with the MITC will eventually pay off.
Commerce, Forum Francophone des Affaires, Maine International Trade Center
Burnett, Lee, ""Cover Story" piece on Forum Francophone des Affaires (FFA), a powerhouse trade" (2001). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 4983.