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Wisconsin, Manitoba enter into trade agreement (12:07 p.m. 10/15/09)

Madison (AP) — Wisconsin and Manitoba have entered into an agreement that promises to bolster opportunities for increasing trade and sharing resources.

Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle and Manitoba Premier Gary Doer signed the memorandum of understanding at a Thursday ceremony in the state Capitol. Doer is in Wisconsin as part of a trade group that includes government and business leaders from Manitoba.

Wisconsin sent about $745 million worth of goods to Manitoba last year and bought about $280 million.

The agreement calls for collaboration in research and development and business relationships in a variety of fields including renewable energy and working together to promote bilateral trade.

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