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AATF Advocacy Workshop in Baltimore
Presenter: TennesseeBob Peckham
Thursday, November 17, 2005, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
444 Maryland Hall
Campus of Loyola College in Baltimore

Our Participants represent AATF Chapters in Colorado, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Wyoming, Tennessee, Illinois

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The core of the AATF's advocacy plan is explained in our advocacy base site:

    Ideas for French Language & Culture Advocacy in the US
    http://www.utm.edu/staff/~globeg/advofr.shtml

This page contains notes and tools for making a specific set of state advocacy sites.  You may choose to discard some of these, and you will most certainly find better information related to your own states, which you know much better than I do. I will not hyperlink most of the addresses on the page, and you will need to use a "copy and paste" technique to activate the links in your state notes.  Here are tutorials for several relatively free ways of making simple web pages.  Tools needed: either Microsoft Word, Netscape, or some patience to learn HTML:

    Making a Web Page in Microsoft Word
    http://depts.washington.edu/trio/comp/howto/page/word/index.shtml

    Creating a Web Page with Microsoft Word
    http://www.powertolearn.com/articles/teaching_with_technology/creating_a_web_page_with_microsoft_word.shtml

    Building Web Pages with Composer
    http://wp.netscape.com/browsers/using/newusers/composer/

    How to Create Web Pages Using Netscape Composer
    http://www.ecsu.ctstateu.edu/depts/dc/docs/composer/

    Writing HTML
    http://www.mcli.dist.maricopa.edu/tut/

    HyperText Markup Language (HTML) Home Page
    http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/

    HTML very basic template.


Here is a workshop agenda. Here are the AATF State Advocacy Fact Packs we will discuss and use for web pages. 


AATF ADVOCACY FACT PACK FOR COLORADO


IMPORTANT FRANCOPHONE GOVERNMENT ADDRESSES


Belgian Consular Representatives in Colorado

Mr. Frank SCHUCHAT
Attorney at Law
Ostema, Schuchat & Gitlin, LLC
1900 Wazee Street, Suite 300
Denver, CO 80202
Phone (303) 295-9703, Fax (303) 295-9701
E-mail: Denver@Diplobel.org


Consulat Général de France à Los Angeles
http://www.consulfrance-losangeles.org/

10990 Wilshire Boulevard,
Suite 300,
Los Angeles, CA 90024-
Tel (standard) : 310-235-3200

- Agence consulaire de Denver
Mme Frieda Sanidas
1420 Ogden St., 1st floor
Denver, CO 80218-1910
T (303) 831-8616 / F (303) 831-4871
Mél : agenceconsulden@yahoo.com


Canadian Consulat Generat - Denver
http://www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca/can-am/denver/menu-en.asp

1625 Broadway, Suite 2600
Denver, CO 80202
Tel: (303) 626-0640
Fax: (303) 572-1158
E-mail: denvr_g@international.gc.ca



Québec Delegation, Los Angeles
http://www.mri.gouv.qc.ca/usa/en/los_angeles/qui_sommes_nous/index.asp
10940 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 720
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Tél.: (310) 824-4173
Fax: (310) 824-7759
email: qc.losangeles@mri.gouv.qc.ca



EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL ADDRESSES

- Alliance Française de Denver
571 Galapago Street
Denver, CO 80204
Tel. (303) 831-0304 /
Fax (303) 573-0378
Président : Jean Pierre Verdier
Mél : afd@afdenver.org
Site Internet : http://www.afdenver.org


AATF (Colorado-Wyoming Chapter)
http://www.ccflt.org/aatf.htm


    Bethany A. Lambrecht, President
    P.O. Box 2903
    Dillon, CO  80435-2903
    E-mail: lambrech@colorado.net

    Dora E. Cash, Treasurer
    E-mail: jcash@netway.net



Colorado Congress of Foreign Language Teachers (CCFLT)
http://www.ccflt.org/

Colorado representative to the National Council of State Supervisors of Foreign Languages

Dagmar Haney
dahaney@ris.net
Colorado State World Language Advisory Council
1805 Court Street
Pueblo, CO 81003
Phone: 719-545-4365



- Club Sévigné
1616 Perry Park Avenue
Larkspur, CO 80118
T (303) 320-1714 / F (303) 320-1714
Présidentes : Marie Madeleine Pfister et Enid Slack


École française internationale de Denver
1101 South Race Street
Denver, CO 80210
Téléphone : (1) 303 756 03 81
Télécopie : (1) 303 753 94 26
Internet : http://www.di-school.org
Adresse électronique : info@dischool.org
M. Jardonnet, Directeur


Colorado has many schools (33) with International Baccalaureate programs:

http://www.ibo.org/ibo/index.cfm?page=/ibo/services/ib_worldschool/school_dir&language=EN&methode=search&usecache=no

If this does not work, go to

IB world schools directory
http://www.ibo.org/ibo/index.cfm?page=/ibo/services/ib_worldschool/school_dir&language=EN

and type "Colorado" for a keyword, and choose "United States" country.


Ecole Française Internationale de Denver - Synthèse de nos réflexions sur le bilinguisme.
http://www.foconet.org/ArchivesLDiffusion/Denverbilinguisme.htm


Francophone Demographics in Colorado

In Colorado 3.3% of residents claim Franco-American heritage, while .7% claim French-Canadian Heritage.

Over 18,300 of Colorado's residents are native speakers of French or French Creole


Colorado Sister Cities in France

    Chamonix  and  Aspen (Colorado) are sister cities

    Brest and Denver (Colorado) are sister cities


Colorado's Francophone Place Names:

Louisville, Berthoud, La Salle, LaPorte, Platteville, Longmont, Lafayette, De Becque, Hygiene, Dumont, Dupont, Lucerne, Leroux Creek, Poudre Creek, Cache la Poudre River, Bellvue, Larimer County, Fort Lyon

Lyons, Masonville, Montclair

FRENCH MOMENTS IN COLORADO HISTORY

1682 - Explorer La Salle appropriates for France all of the area now known as Colorado east of the Rocky Mountains.

before 1706 - French fur traders had also been coming into the area for some time, and France too claimed the land that is now Colorado

early 1700s - French, were reportedly violating Spanish claims to the area by trading with the Native Americans in the Fort Colins area

1720 - Pedro de Villasur led a military expedition into northeastern Colorado to discourage French infiltration.

1762 - France ceded all its claims west of the Mississippi River to Spain,

1790 - French-Canadian expedition into the southern Colorado Rockies

1800 - Spain gave the land back to France, by the secret Treaty of San Ildefonso.

1803 Louisiana Purchase, included eastern Colorado.

1804 - A French Creole trader, Baptiste La Lande, arrived in northern Colorado. He trapped on the South Platte, following it into the mountains and then headed southward to Santa Fe.

1815 - two French trading posts were set up at the confluence of the south Platte River (named by the French, and meaning shallow, which is highly appropriate) and Cherry Creek. After the discovery of gold, this became Denver.

1820s - French-Canadian trappers established a trading post, Calona, near present-day LaPorte.

1830s - A line of fur trading posts reached from Fort Laramie on the north to Bent's Fort on the south (mostly French Canadian)

1835 - Louis Vasquez and Andrew Sublette built the first trading post in the area. Fort Vasquez on the South Platte River near Greeley, is a replica of a fur trading post and commemorates French trapping days.

1843 - Antoine Janis, a trader of French heritage, was the first person to stake a land claim in the Poudre Valley

1858 - Now "historic log cabin" built in LaPorte by a French trapper

1962 - Mayors of Denver and Brest, France talk via Bell System's Telstar communications satellite.

Treasure in the San Luis Valley: The golden horde, part II
http://www.cyberwest.com/cw15/15alwst.html


The first non-Indians wereFrench-Canadian trappers who passed through Sterling Colorado



COLORADO AND INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS


DENVER (US Export Assistance Centers)
Territory: Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico

Dennis Chrisbaum
Regional Manager, International Trade Programs
U.S. Export Assistance Center
1625 Broadway Avenue
Suite 680
Denver, Colorado 80202
Tel : 303-844-6622 ext.18
Fax: 303-844-5651
Email: dennis.chrisbaum@sba.gov


COLORADO:  Leveling the Playing Field
http://www.commerce.gov/opa/press/Secretary_Evans/2004_Releases/October/Free%20and%20Fair%20Trade/Colorado_Free%20and%20Fair%20Trade.htm


In 2004, the total dollar value of Colorado exports was $6,651,000,000. Those going to

Canada:        $1,660,400,000
France:         $250,100,000
Switzerland:    $75,800,000
Belgium:        $65,100,000


Four of Colorado's top twenty-five trading partners are Francophone countries    Nearly 31 % of the value of all of Colorado's 2004 exports came from those going to Francophone countries.


In 2001, 4,443 Colorado companies exported goods. Of those 84% were small and medium sized businesses.


Canadian Embassy State Trade Fact Sheets - Colorado
http://www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca/can-am/washington/state_trade_2005/colorado-en.asp


The value of transboarder surface freight between Colorado and all Canadia provinces between August 2004 and August 2005 was

    Canada to Colorado:        $2,135,521,571
    Colorado to Canada:        $1,686,644,015




French-American Chamber of Commerce, Rocky Mountain chapter
http://www.rmfacc.org/

Office location: 571 Galapago Street, Denver, CO 80204
Mailing address: 8101 E. Dartmouth Ave, Unit 21,
Denver CO 80231
Tel: 303 695 7818
Fax: 303 695 5057
Email: info@rmfacc.org

Missions économiques - Informations pays - Colorado
http://www.missioneco.org/etatsunis/documents_new.asp?V=1_PDF_96859


FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT

There are 789 foreign companies in Colorado employing 76,700 Colorado workers, and 24% of these are manufacturing jobs.

Partial List of Foreign-Owned Companies in Colorado:
http://www.state.co.us/oed/ito/invest/forgnowned.cfm

another partial list of froeign-owned companies in Colorado
http://www.metrodenver.org/documents/Foreign-OwnedCompanieswithU.S.HeadquartersColorado.xls

In 2002, 4.3 % of Colorado's labor force was employed by foreign-owned companies operating in Colorado, making the state 23rd in this category of foreign direct investment nationally.

In 1995, 678,173 of Colorado's agricultural acerage was owned by foreign investors, making it 5th in the nation for this category of foreign direct investment

the mining rights of 14,693 acres of Colorado public land are currently controled by foreign-owned companies.


Some French Firms with significant operations in Colorado

Air  Liquide, Atempo, AXA Advisors - LLC, Bull, Business Object, BVRP Software, Cap Gemini,  Ceric, Genesys Conferencing, Lafarge, Lafuma, Pomagalski, Schlumberger,  STmicroelectronics, SNPE.  C o, Poma Group


Here are the Colorado-based companies with significant branch or subsidiary in France:

 Act Teleconferencing Inc  - Golden, CO

 Artemis International - Boulder, CO

 Ball Corporation - Broomfield, CO

 Bnz Materials, Inc. - Littleton, CO

 Ch2m Hill Companies - Greenwood Village, CO

 Corporate Express Inc. - Broomfield, CO

 Creekpath Systems, Inc. - Longmont, CO

 Dynamic Materials Corporation - Boulder, CO

 First Data Corporation - Greenwood Village, CO

 Fischer Imaging Corporation - Denver, CO

 Frontrange Solutions, Inc. - Colorado Springs, CO

 Gates Rubber Co. - Denver, CO

 Golden Star Resources - Denver, CO

 Information Handling Services Group (Ihs Group) - Englewood, CO

 J.D. Edwards & Company - Denver, CO

 Johns Manville Corp. (Berkshire Hathaway) - Denver, CO

 Laser Technology Inc - Englewood, CO

 Level 3 Communications, Inc. - Louisville, CO

 Mcdata Corporation - Broomfield, CO

 Messagemedia Inc. - Boulder, CO

 Minc Inc. - Colorado Springs, CO

 Navigant International - Englewood, CO

 Nexstar Pharmaceutical - Boulder, CO

 Onerealm - Boulder, CO

 Otologics, Inc. - Boulder, CO

 Pharmion Corporation - Boulder, CO

 Prologis Inc - Aurora, CO

 Quark, Inc. - Denver, CO

 Research Systems Inc. (Eastman Kodak Company) - Boulder, CO

 Rocky Mountain Orthodontics - Denver, CO

 Samsonite Corporation - Denver, CO

 Softshell International - Grand Junction, CO

 Storage Technology Corporation - Louisville, CO

 Syvox Corporation - Boulder, CO

 Tecmar Technologies, Inc. - Longmont, CO

 Titanium Metals (Contran) - Denver, CO

 Turquoise Technology - Boulder, CO

 United Agri Products (Uap) - Greeley, CO

 Unitedglobalcom, Inc. - Denver, CO

 Webroot Software, Inc. - Boulder, CO

 Western Union Financial Services Inc. - Greenwood Village, CO

 Worldwide Flow College (Intermec) - Englewood, CO


AATF ADVOCACY FACT PACK FOR MARYLAND


IMPORTANT FRANCOPHONE GOVERNMENT ADDRESSES


Belgian Consular Representatives in Maryland

Mr. Leo Cortens, First Secretary & Consul
Embassy of Belgium
3330 Garfield Street NW
Washington, DC 20008
Consular office hours 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Phone (202) 333-6900, Fax (202) 333-5457
E-mail: washington@diplobel.org

For the Baltimore area:

Mr. Louis (Lee) G. CONNOR, Honorary Consul
c/o John S. Connor, Inc.
799 Cromwell Park Drive - Suite A
Glen Burnie, MD 21061
Tel: 410-863-0255
Fax: 410-863-1377
E-mail: Baltimore@Diplobel.org


Consulat Général de France (Washington, DC)
http://www.consulfrance-washington.org/

4101 Reservoir Road NW
Washington DC  20007-2185
Tel:   202 944 6195


The Embassy of Canada
http://www.canadianembassy.org/statetrade/md-en.asp
 
501 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C.
20001-2114, USA
Tel: (202) 682-1740,
Fax: (202) 682-7619
e-mail:  webmaster@canadianembassy.org


Québec Government Office of Tourism in Washington
http://www.mri.gouv.qc.ca/usa/en/washington/qui_sommes_nous/index.asp

1101 17th Street, N.W.,
Suite 1006
Washington, DC 20036
Telephone: (202) 659-8990
Fax: (202) 659-5654
email: qc.washington@mri.gouv.qc.ca





Francophone Media in Maryland

    Television:

        College Park, MD  UMTV / 400 000 - French Feelings & Canapé

 


EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL ADDRESSES

Alliance Française d'Annapolis
http://www.alliancefrancaiseannapolis.com/

13 Faquier Court
EDGEWATER, MD 21037
Tel. 410-544-2405
President:M. Pierre WAGNER
E-mail: membership@alliancefrancaiseannapolis.com



    ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE DE BALTIMORE
 Mrs. Frances ALDERSON
 112 Hilton Avenue
 CATONSVILLE, MD 21228
 Course coordinator: Mr. Tosie
 Tel: (410) 663-2194
 Email:  frances7096@comcast.net

   
ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE DE FREDERICK
 Mme Françoise MILLER
 P.O. Box 1911
 FREDERICK, MD 21702
 Tel. (301) 662-4956
 E-Mail:  tmjmiller@msn.com


     LE CERCLE FRANÇAIS MORGAN STATE UNIVERSITY
 Dr. Sandye J. MC INTYRE, II
 Department of Foreign Languages
 1700 E. Cold Spring Road
 BALTIMORE, MD 21251
 Tel. (443) 885-3097
 Fax.(410) 319-3880
 E-mail:  cleggett@morgan.edu


French Immersion Schools in Maryland
http://www.frenchculture.org/education/studies/immersion/maryland.html



AATF IN MARYLAND:

American Association of Teachers of French - Maryland Chapter
http://www.languages.umd.edu/french/aatf/

Nicole Minnick, President
E-mail: nminnick@umd.edu

Lorna Wingate, Treasurer
E-mail: lggeig@erols.com

French Language and Culture programs in Maryland
http://www.frenchculture.org/education/studies/immersion/maryland.html



Maryland Foreign Language Association
http://www.mflamd.org/


Maryland representative to the National Council of State Supervisors of Foreign Languages

Tyrone Parker
tparker@msde.state.md.us
Maryland Department of Education
Division of Instruction
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201-2595
Phone: 410-767-0344
Fax: 410-333-2379


Dr. Gladys Lipton
http://www.gladys-c-lipton.org/
Director
National FLES* Institute,
P.O. Box 2632
Kensington, MD 20891
FAX: 301-493-5232
flestarlipton@grosvenorpark.net


International  Baccalaureate Programs & Schools

Richard Montgomery High School
http://www.portalcontrol.com/rmhs
250 Richard Montgomery Drive
Rockville MD  20852


Central High School, Capitol Heights
 200 Cabin Branch Road
 Capitol Heights, MD  20743
Tel. 301 499 7080


Laurel High School
 8000 Cherry Lane
Laurel, MD   20707
Tel. 301 497 2050


Suitland High School
 5200 Silver Hill Road
 Forestville, MD   20747
Tel. 301 817 0500


Kenwood High School
 501 Stemmers Run Road
 Baltimore, MD 21221
Tel. 410 887 6384


Milford Mill Academy High School
 3800 Washington Avenue
Baltimore, MD   21244-3799
Tel. 410 887 0605


Our Lady of Good Counsel High School
11601 Georgia Avenue
Wheaton, MD  20902
Tel. 301 942 1155


Parkdale High School
6001 Good Luck Road
Riverdale, MD   20737
Tel. 301 513 5700


Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School
4301 East West Highway
Bethesda, MD  20814
Tel. 240-497-6329


Baltimore City College
http://baltimorecitycollege.net/
3220 The Alameda
Baltimore, MD   21218
Tel. 410 396 6557


Springbrook High School
http://www.mcps.k12.md.us/schools/springbrookhs/
 201 Valley Brook Dr
Silver Spring, MD  20904
Tel. 301 989 5700



Watkins Mill High School
10301 Apple Ridge Road
Gaithersburg,  MD 20879
Tel. 301 840 3975


Lycée Rochambeau
http://www.rochambeau.org/
3200 Woodbine Street,
Chevy Chase, MD  20815-0208
tel:(301)907-3265

locactions in Bathesda also.


 - P.A.R.E.
Parents Rochambeau Ensemble
Mme Anne Doize
P.O.Box 34748
Bethesda, MD 20827
Mél : Adoize@imf.com
M. Charles Bressler
4101 N Park ave
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Mél : chbressler@aol.com


- Association des Anciens du Lycée Rochambeau
Mme Elisabeth El’Khodary c/o Lycée Rochambeau
9600 Forest Road
Bethesda, MD 20814
Mél : khodary@eng.umd.edu



- Association démocratique des Français de l’Étranger
Mme Edith Bresler, Déléguée
10101 Grosvenor Place # 1819
Rockville, MD 20852


 - Le Souvenir Français
Mme Anne-Marie Crosnier, Déléguée
4620 North Park Avenue-Apt 703 W
Chevy Chase, MD 20815


- Cercle de Réflexion et d’Études du Développement International (CREDI)
M. Jacques Crosner
Président, Coordinateur délégué
4620 North Park Avenue - Apt 703 W
Chevy Chase, MD 20815


- Club philosophique Lafayette
M. Victor Obadia
Président du Comité Tricolore
2192 Stratton Drive
Rockville, MD 20854
Mél : vobadia373@aol.com



ADDRESSES FOR DIRECT ADVOCACY

Maryland: Frank  Edgerton  fedgerton@msde.state.md.us (state FL supervisor)

Contacting Congress
http://www.visi.com/juan/congress/

Maryland General Assembly
http://mlis.state.md.us/




MARYLAND'S FRANCOPHONE DEMOGRAPHICS

The 2000 census shows that nearly 50,000 French, French creole and cajun French speakers live in Maryland; about 1% of its population.

In Maryland, 2.2 % of the population considers itself ancestrally Franco-American or French-Canadian.



FRENCH MOMENTS IN MARYLAND HISTORY


1524 - Giovanni da Verrazano, an Italian navigator in the service of France, likely visited the Chesapeake region
1754 - The French somehow persuaded most Indians in Frederick County to leave suddenly to help them in their stuggle against the British.  In general, the French influenced many Indians in Western Maryland diring the Seven Years War.
1755 - French-speaking Catholics arrived in Baltimore from Nova Scotia
1918 -  Maryland troops fought at Battle of Neuse-Argonne, France.

There is a French Soldiers & Sailors Monument to mark French participation in the Revolutionary war.

Archives of Maryland online
http://www.mdarchives.state.md.us/megafile/msa/speccol/sc2900/sc2908/html/index.html

The Huguenot Society of Maryland

Maryland naturalized all French Protestants,

Huguenot Society of Maryland’s The Huguenots: Their History and Legacy: Biographies of Ancestors of Members of the Huguenot Society of Maryland (GEN 975.2 H891 MD)

 Durand, of Dauphine: "A Huguenot Exiled for his Religion, with a Description of Virginia and Maryland."  From the Hague edition of 1687... NY: The Press of the Pioneers. 1934. (1) .

Powell, Allan.   Maryland and the French and Indian War





http://www.bonsecours.org/baltimore/mission.html
Bon Secours Baltimore Health System (BSBHS) The Congregation of the Sisters of Bon Secours was founded in Paris, France in 1824 after the French Revolution.


FRENCH PLACE NAMES IN MARYLAND

Havre de Grace, Beauvue,, Bel Air, Bel Pre, Bellevue, Belmont, Belvoir Manor, Buteaux Crossing, La Vale, Hughesville, Beaumont Park, Centreville, Contee, Dubois, Le Gore, Leon, Little Orleans, Louisville


MARYLAND'S POSITION IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS


BALTIMORE (US Export Assistance Centers)
Territory: Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, District of Columbia

Deborah Conrad
Regional Manager, International Trade Programs
U.S. Export Assistance Center
300 West Pratt Street
Suite 300
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Telephone: 410-962-4539
Fax: 410-962-4529.
Email: dconrad@mail.doc.gov


International Business, from "Choose Maryland"
http://www.choosemaryland.org/international/index.asp

Maryland Center China
http://www.mccusa.org/

Maryland News: International Trade
http://www.einnews.com/maryland/newsfeed-MarylandInternationalTrade

Maryland:  Exports, Jobs and Foreign Investment
http://www.commerce.gov/opa/press/Secretary_Evans/2004_Releases/October/Free%20and%20Fair%20Trade/Maryland_Free%20and%20Fair%20Trade.htm

World Trade Center Institute (Baltimore)
http://www.wtci.org/

Maryland Exports, Jobs and Foreign Investment
http://www.ustr.gov/.../Document_Library/Fact_Sheets/2004/Benefits_of_Trade_to_States/asset_upload_file375_6663.pdf

Trade and Agriculture - What's at Stake for Maryland
http://www.fas.usda.gov/info/factsheets/WTO/states/md.html



FRENCH IN BUSINESS

French American Chamber of Commerce - Washington DC Office
Directrice : Mme Danielle LENOROVITZ
C/o The Inforwest Group
3028 Javier Road, Suite 201, Fairfax, VA 22031
Téléphone 00 1 703 560 6330 - Télécopie 00 1 703 560 6310
Site web:  http://www.faccwdc.org/
Email   FAChamber@aol.com


FOREIGN TRADE IN 2003:

total:        4,239,800,000
Canada:     943,200,000
Belgium:    214,100,000
France    149,100,000

30.8% of Maryland's exports to its top 25 trade partners went to French-speaking countries in 2003

FOREIGN TRADE IN 2004

total:     4,961,900
Canada:    1,091,700
Belgium:    205,600
France:    180,400

29.8% of Maryland's exports to its top 25 trade partners went to French-speaking countries in 2004


Maryland's economic relations with Canada
http://www.canadianembassy.org/statetrade/md-en.asp

The dollar value of Canada-Maryland-Canada transboarder surface trade (Aug. 2004-Aug. 2005)

Canada to Maryland:     $1,707,144,555
Maryland to Canada:    $1,198,621,934



Foreign Direct Investment in Maryland:

4.1 % of Maryland's fork force is employed by foreign-based companies operating in Maryland through direct investment, raqnking the state  27 in the US in this category.


In 1995, 51,260 of Maryland's agricultural acerage was owned by foreign investors.


European Union foreign direct Investment in Maryland 2002
http://www.eurunion.org/partner/ usstates/Maryland%20-%20MD%202003.ppt

French-Owned Sodexho's U.S. unit is based in Maryland, has 110,000 American employees (in all 50 states) and pays $646 million in U.S. taxes.

Foreign-owned businesses in Maryland
http://www.bls.gov/ro3/fobmd.htm




Economic Development Futures Web Journal
http://www.don-iannone.com/edfutures/index.html


Here are the Maryland-based companies with significant branches and subsiidiaries in France:

Acterna Corporation  - Germantown, MD

 American Capital Strategies Ltd.  - Bethesda, MD

 Bahia 21 Corporation  - Rockville, MD

 Black And Decker Corporation  - Towson, MD

 Bp Solar  - Linthicum, MD

 Bridge Atlantic Partners  - North Potomac, MD

 Choice Hotels International  - Silver Spring, MD

 Ciena Corporation  - Linthicum, MD

 Corvis Corporation  - Columbia, MD

 Digene Corporation  - Gaithersburg, MD

 Discovery Communications, Inc.  - Siver Spring, MD

 Dow Environmental Inc.  - Rockville, MD

 Global Exchange Services, Inc.  - Rockville, MD

 Group 1 Software, Inc.  - Latham, MD

 Hughes Network Systems Inc  - Germantown, MD

 Informax  - Rockville, MD

 Integral Systems, Inc.  - Lanham, MD

 Legg Mason, Inc.  - Baltimore, MD

 Lockheed Martin Corp  - Bethesda, MD

 Manugistics Group, Inc.  - Rockville, MD

 Marriott International, Inc.  - Bethesda, MD

 Mccabe & Associates  - Columbia, MD

 Mccormick & Company  - Sparks, MD

 Oao Technology Solutions Inc.  - Greenbelt, MD

 Opnet Technologies Inc.  - Bethesda, MD

 Piper Rudnick Llp  - Baltimore, MD

 Startec Global Communications Corporation  - Potomac, MD

 Surface Technology Corporation  - Baltimore, MD

 Sylvan Learning Systems, Inc.  - Baltimore, MD

 T. Rowe Price International Inc  - Baltimore, MD

 Telnet Inc.  - Rockville, MD

 The Saturn Company  - Cheverly, MD

 Vocus, Inc.  - Lanham, MD

 W.R. Grace & Company  - Columbia, MD


AATF ADVOCACY FACT PACK FOR PENNSYLVANIA


IMPORTANT CONSULAR ADDRESSES:


Belgian Consular Representatives in Pennsylvania
http://www.diplobel.us/Representatives/Find_Consul.asp

Mrs. Anne Billiet LACKNER, Honorary Consul
Attorney at Law
The Lackner Group, Inc.
700 North Bell Avenue, Suite 290
Pittsburgh, PA 15106-4322
Phone (412) 279-2121, Fax (412) 279-6426
E-mail: Pittsburgh@diplobel.org



The Consulate of Canada - Philadelphia
http://www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca/can-am/philadelphia/menu-en.asp

1500 John F. Kennedy Blvd.
Suite 200, Two Penn Center
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Tel: 215-854-6380
Fax: 215-569-0311



Québec Government House (New York)
http://www.mri.gouv.qc.ca/usa/en/new_york/qui_sommes_nous/index.asp
Alessandra Benedicty
One Rockefeller Plaza
26th Floor
New York, N.Y. 10020-2102
Telephone: (212) 397-0200
Fax: (212) 757-4753
E-mail: qc.newyork@mri.gouv.qc.ca



Consulat Général de France à Washington
http://www.consulfrance-washington.org/
4101 Reservoir Road N.W.
Washington DC- 20007 - 2185
Tel. (202) 944.61.95
Fax. (202) 944.61.48


Consul Honoraire pour PHILADELPHIE

Mme Danièle THOMAS EASTON
Tel : (215) 851 1474
Fax : (215) 851 1420
Deaston@ReedSmith.com
1650 Market Street
One Liberty Place Suite 2500
PHILADELPHIE PA 19103


Consul Honoraire pour PITTSBURGH

Mr Jean-Pierre COLLET
Tel : (412) 624 6232
Fax : (412) 362 2301
Jpcollet@cs.com
1328 Cathedral Of Learning
PITTSBURGH PA 15260


Sister Cities & Other Partnerships with Francophone Cities

Aurelie Charron - Aix-en-Provence, France
with Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Douala, Cameroon with Philadelphia, Pennsylvania



Philadelphia and Lyon, France Sign Partnership Agreement
http://www.imakenews.com/innovationphiladelphia/e_article000319773.cfm?x=b11,0,w

Pa. and France in new tech initiative
http://www.bizjournals.com/philadelphia/stories/2003/04/21/focus3.html



FRENCH MEDIA IN PENNSYLVANIA

Philadelphia, PA French language Television

WYBE / 2 703 480 people - France Feelings, Canapé, Educational Programs, Le Journal de France
DUTV / 350 000 people - France Feelings, Canapé



Philadelphia, PA  French language radio

WKDU / 91.7 FM
WNWR / 1540 AM



FRANCOPHONE DEMOGRAPHY OF PENNSYLVANIA

As of 2000, over 52,000 speakers of French, French Creole, French Potois and Cajun French are residents of Pennsylvania.

Nearly a quarter of a million Pennsylvania residents claim French or French Canadian ancestry.

Pennsylvania ranks seventh nationally for the number of its Hatian-born residents (nearly 5000).




IMPORTANT CLTURAL & EDUCATIONAL ADDRESSES


Pennsylvania Alliance Française:


Alliance Française de Clarion
417 Redgeood Road
SHIPPENVILLE, PA 16254
Tel. 814-226-5799
President: Dr. Pierre N. FORTIS
E-mail: mjf@csonline.net


Alliance Française de Doylestown
PO Box 1292
DOYLESTOWN, PA 18901
Tel. 215-345-0188
President: Mme Colette ROCHE
E-mail: croche62@comcast.net
Web : www.websiteagency.com/AFD


Alliance Française de Fayette et Westmoreland
c/o Brian & Dee Grundy
Rd. 8, Box 176A
GREENSBURG, PA 15601
Tel. 724-838-0385
President: M. Brian GRUNDY
E-mail: brgrundy@westol.com


Alliance Française de Lehigh Valley
1528 West Market Street
BETHLEHEM, PA 18018
Tel. 610-865-2615
Fax. 610-865-2615
President: Mme Mary TOULOUSE


Alliance Française de Philadelphie
1420 Walnut Street, Suite 700
PHILADELPHIA, PA 19102
Tel. 215-735-5283
Fax. 215-735-1181
President: Mme. Diana REGAN
E-mail: mme.regan@verizon.net
Web: www.alliancefrancaisephiladelphia.com


Alliance Française de Pittsburgh
Department of French and Italian
1328 Cathedral of Learning
PITTSBURGH, PA 15260
Tel. 412-624-6259
Fax. 412-624-6263
President: Mr. David KREMEN
E-mail: afpitt@yahoo.com
Web: www.pitt.edu/~afpitt/


Alliance Française de State College
502 East Foster
STATE COLLEGE, PA 16801
Tel. 814-237-3331
President: Mrs. Jacqueline ROGERS
E-mail: thr1@psu.edu
Web: mickey.la.psu.edu/french/FRALL.HTM


Club Français Indiana University of Pennsylvania
French Department - Sutton 435
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
INDIANA, PA 15705
Tel. 724-357-2707
President: Mr. Charles McCreary
 


Pennsylvania AATF Chapters

Central Pennsylvania
Gilbert Darbouze, President
Languages and Culture
Bloomsburg University
400 East Second Street
Bloomsburg, PA  17815
E-mail: gdarbo@huskybloomu.edu

Lehigh Valley, PA
S. Pascale Dewey, President
E-mail: dewey@kutztown.edu


Northeastern Pennsylvania
Margaret Corgan, President
E-mail: mmcorgan@kings.edu


Philadelphia
Elaine Danford, co-présidente, elainedanford@comcast.net
Kim Marucci, kmarucci@w-ssd.org, marucci01@aol.com


Pittsburgh
Michael West, President
Dept. of Modern Languages
Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
E-mail: mjwest@cmu.edu


Susquehanna Valley, PA
Nancy Smekal, co-présidente, NSmekal@suscom.net
Annie-Claire Spittle, co-présidente


Representative to National Council of State Supervisors of Languages

Pamela M. Kolega
pkolega@state.pa.us
Pennsylvania Department of Education
333 Market Street, Eighth Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333
Phone: 717-787-7098
Fax: 717-783-3946



Pennsylvania State Modern Language Association's advocacy program

World Language Advocacy (PSMLA)
http://psmla.mercyhurst.edu/Advocacy.asp



International Schools and Programs in Pennsylvania

Ecole Française Internationale de Philadelphie
150 North Highland Avenue
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004, USA
Phone : 610-667-1284
Fax : 610-667-1286
http://www.efiponline.com/


Pennsylvania Schools with International Baccalauriate Programs:

Quaker Valley Senior High School
 203 Graham Street
 Sewickley PA  15143
http://www.qvsd.org

George School
PO Box 4000
Newtown  PA   18940
http://www.georgeschool.org

Schenley High School Teacher Centre
4101 Bigelow Boulevard
Pittsburgh  PA   15213
http://schenleyhs.pghboe.net

Mercyhurst Preparatory School
538 East Grandview Boulevard
Erie  PA   16504
http://mpslakers.com

Vincentian Academy-Duquesne University
Peebles and McKnight Roads
Pittsburgh  PA   15237
http://vaduq.edu

J.P. McCaskey High School
445 North Reservoir St
Lancaster  PA  17602
http://www.lancaster.k12.pa.us

Harriton High School
600 North Ithan Avenue
Rosemont  PA   19010
http://www.lmsd.org

Hinkley High School/Aurora Hills Middle School
1250 Chambers Road
Aurora  PA   80011


William W Bodine High School for International Affairs
 1101 North 4th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123-1437
Tel.  215-351-7332
http://www.phila.k12.pa.us/schools/bodine/



FRENCH MOMENTS IN PENNSYLVANIA HISTORY:

1749 - (August 3rd). Captain Pierre Joseph Celeron buried a lead plate south of Franklin PA officially claiming France's right to the region.
1753 -  A French army from Canada invaded the upper Allegheny Valley as the opening thrust of a drive to control the Ohio Valley
1753 - Fort Presque Isle built near present-day Erie PA
1753 - The French built the original portage road from Fort Presque Isle to Fort Le Boeuf (now Waterford, Erie County)
1753 - (December 4th) George Washington passed through Franklin to                 deliver a message ordering the French out of northwestern  Pennsylvania, warning them to leave the Ohio Valley.     
1754 - French estableish Fort DuQuesne
1754 - British General Edmond Braddock's army defeated by French in Pennsylvania
1754 - Col. George Washington defeats French in Pennsylvania
1755 - (19 November) arrival of the first boatloads of Acadians  (500) in Philadelphia
1755 - (8 December) more Acadians arrive in Philadelphia
1756 - Fort Machault built and occupied by French, abandoned in 1759.
1758 - French retreat burn and abandon Fort DuQuesne. British General Forbes occupies area and names it "Pittsbourgh."
1767 - Benjamin Franklin travels to France for the first time
1776 - Franklin Sails to France as American Commissioner
1778 - Franklin negotiates and signs Treaty of Alliance with France
1779 - Franklin appointed Minister to France
1793 - Refugies from the "terreur" of the French Revolution settle in Asylum, on the Susquahanna
1831 - (October 11-November 22) Alexis de Tocqueville in Pennsylvania
1903 - Alliance Française de Pittsburgh founded


Struble, The French in Pennsylvania prior to 1800   The French Review 27, no. 1 (October 1953)

Joseph Coulon de Jumonville
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Coulon_de_Jumonville

Fort Duquesne
http://www.answers.com/topic/fort-duquesne


List of 18th Century/French-Indian Groups and Forts (Pennsylvania)
http://www.living-history.net/CR1750GROUPS.HTM#Pennsylvania


FRENCH PLACE NAMES IN PENNSYLVANIA

Audubon, Avalon, Bellefonte, Belleville, Bellevue, Belle Vernon, Benezette, Bonneauville, Callimont, Calumet, Centre, Charleroi, Chartiers, Clermont, Conneaut, Conneautville, Dauphin, Dauphin County, Delmont, Dauphin county, Delmont, Devault , Dormont, Dubois, Dupont, Duquesne, Duquesne Heights, Eau Claire, Fayette City, Fayette County, French Creek, Girardville, Granville, Herminie, Hughesville, Jeannette, Jumonville, La Belle , La Plume, Lafayette, Lafayette Hill, Larimer, Latrobe, Le Boeuf, Ligonier, Laporte, Le Raysville, Lemont, Leroy, Letort, Luzerne, Luzerne county, Marchand,   Madame,  Monroeville,  Montour, North Versailles , North Fayette, Paris, South Fayette, Trappe, Tremont, Treichlers, Venango, Volant, Wilks-Barre,

Trois Rivieres


PITTSBURGH: THE FRENCH ACCENT (David C. Ghogomu)
http://banyan.chatham.edu/pti/Interdisciplinary%20Views%20of%20Pgh%20History/French_curriculum.htm

How to Spell Pittsburgh
http://www.clpgh.org/exhibit/apology10.html

Global Pittsburgh.org - French
http://www.globalpittsburgh.org/communities/index.jsp?pageId=0690200091781090187613570

The French & Indian War [Upper Ohio Valley]
http://carnegielibrary.org/locations/pennsylvania/history/frenchindianwar.html

Young Washington in Pennsylvania
http://www.info-ren.org/projects/btul/exhibit/neighborhoods/point/point_n103.html

Pennsylvania Acadian History
http://www.acadian-home.org/acadians-pennsylvania.html

The Caissy and the Grand Dérangement - Exile from Acadia
http://www.caissy.com/Acadian/The%20deportees.htm

Pennsylvania LeFèvres
http://www.pennsylvanialefevres.org/book/history.html

A French Asylum on the Susquehanna River
http://www.phmc.state.pa.us/ppet/french/page1.asp?secid=31

Wade, Mason. "The French in Western Pennsylvania," The Catholic Historical Review 43 (January 1958)

Huguenots:  many French Huguenots left France before and after the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes went to Germany, where they germanized their names and emigrated to Pennsylvania along with Germans, considering themselves to be Germans.

During the "Terror" of the French Revolution, in 1793, a large number of political exiles, mostly of noble rank, came to Pennsylvania and founded the town of Asylum, on the North Branch of the Susquehanna River.




PENNSYLVANIA & THE INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS SCENE


Foreign Direct Investment:

Foreign-Direct Investment (NewPA.com)
http://www.newpa.com/default.aspx?id=104

With 4.7% of its workforce employed by foreign companies in state, Pennsylvania ranks 18th nationally in this aspect of foreign direct investment.




Pennsylvania Chapters of the French-American Chamber of Commerce:

#  PHILADELPHIA - Pennsylvanie
Directrice : Mme Judith L. UJOBAI
2000 Market Street, Suite 2850, Philadelphia, PA 19103-3231
Téléphone 00 1 215 419 5559 - Télécopie : 00 1 215 419 5533
Site web : http://www.faccphila.org
Email :faccphl@aol.com

"FACC Ambassador Members" includes a list of French companies in the Philadelphia area

PITTSBURGH - Pennsylvanie
President:  Daniel P. Gallagher
Directeur:  Janet B STIEHLER
c/o Reed Smith, Shaw & Mc Clay
435 Sixth Avenue 
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Phone:  412-288-4174     
Fax:  412-288-3063
http://www.businessfinance.com/coc.asp?id=5275&zip=15219



In July of 2004, Pennsylvania ranked 6th nationally in hosting French subsidiaries, with nearly 26,800 workers employed in-state by French companies.

About 30 American subsidiaries of French companies are based in Pittsburgh

Foreigners owned 91,769 acres of Pennsylvania farmland in 1995



Pensylvania and International Trade:


US Export Assistance Center in PHILADELPHIA
Territory: Eastern Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey

Robert Elsas
Regional Manager, International Trade Programs
U.S. Export Assistance Center
The Curtis Center
601 Walnut Street
Suite 580 West
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106
Tel : 215-597-6101
Fax: 215-597-6123
Email: robert.elsas@sba.gov

The U.S. Export Assistance Center Philadelphia
http://www.buyusa.gov/philadelphia/


Pennsylvania News: International Trade (IENNEWS)
http://www.einnews.com/pennsylvania/newsfeed-PennsylvaniaInternationalTrade

World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia
http://www.wtcphila.org/

Philadelphia Department of Commerce, International Trade & Diplomacy
http://www.phila.gov/commerce/comm/lvl_2/mbat_trade_diplomacy.htm


There are four Francophone countries among Pennsylvania's top 25 trading partners for 2004 (3 in the top 10).  The total value of Pennsylvania's exports to those 25 countries was $16,309,400,000. Here is a breakdown in millions of dollars:

    Canada:         6,394.9
    Belgium:        697.5
    France        436.8
    Switzerland     130.7

Therefor, taking into consideration the figures for the top 25, over 47% of Pennsylvnia's export value came from the Francophone world.



2004 Canadian Embassy State Trade Fact Sheet for Pennsylvania
http://www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca/can-am/washington/state_trade_2004/pennsylvania_2004-en.asp

Here is the total value of all transboarder surface trade between all provinces of Canada and Pennsylvania between May 2004 and May 2005, a healthy ballance of trade, as you can well see:

    All Canadian Provinces to Pennsylvania        $10,332,441,575
    Pennsylvania to All Canadian Provinces        $6,772,563,718

Pennsylvania was 5th in the nationa for its 2003 two-way trade with Canada.





Pennsylvania-based companies with important branches in France:

 Agere Systems, Inc.  - Allentown, PA

 Air Products And Chemicals, Inc. - Allentown, PA

 Alcoa, Inc. - Pittsburgh, PA

 Allegheny Technologies Incorporated - Pittsburgh, PA

 Ametek - Paoli, PA

 Amkor Technology Inc. - West Chester, PA

 Amp (Tyco) - Harrisburg, PA

 Ansoft Corporation - Pittsburgh, PA

 Ansys, Inc. - Canonsburg, PA

 Armstrong Holdings, Inc. - Lancaster, PA

 Arrow International, Inc. - Reading, PA

 Astea International - Horsham, PA

 Atlas Commerce - Malvern, PA

 Bentley Systems, Inc. - Exton, PA

 Binney & Smith Inc. (Hallmark Cards) - Easton, PA

 Black Box Corp. - Lawrence, PA

 Broadnet (Comcast) - Philadelphia, PA

 Cephalon, Inc. - West Chester, PA

 Chatam International Inc - Philadelphia, PA

 Chiral Technologies Inc - Exton, PA

 Colorcon (Berwind Pharmaceutical Services) - West Point, PA

 Conair Group, Inc. - Pittsburgh, PA

 Crc Industries Inc. (Berwind Group) - Warminster, PA

 Crown Holdings, Inc. - Philadelphia, PA

 Dechert LLP - Philadelphia, PA

 Dentsply International - York, PA

 Enersys Inc. - Reading, PA

 Exide Technologies - Reading, PA

 Fiber-Line, Inc. - Hatfield, PA

 Fmc Corporation - Philadelphia, PA

 Freedom Forge - Burnham, PA

 Freemarkets Inc - Pittsburgh, PA

 Ge Transportation Systems - General Electric Company - Erie, PA

 Glatfelter Company - York, PA

 Graham Packaging Co L.P. - York, PA

 Greene, Tweed & Co. - Kulpsville, PA

 H.J. Heinz Company - Pittsburgh, PA

 Harsco Corporation - Camp Hill, PA

 Igate Corporation - Pittsburg, PA

 Ikon Office Solutions - Malvern, PA

 Innaphase Corporation - Philadelphia, PA

 Instrument Specialties Co., Inc. - Delaware Water Gap, PA

 Interface Solutions Inc. - Lancaster, PA

 Jacquin, Charles Et Cie Inc - Philadelphia, PA

 JLG Industries, Inc. - Mc Connellsburg, PA

 Kane Magnetics International Inc. - Kane, PA

 Kennametal Inc - Latrobe, PA

 Keystone Foods Llc - West Conshohocken, PA

 Kimeragen - Newtown, PA

 Kulicke And Soffa Industries Inc. - Willow Grove, PA

 Lutron Electronics Company, Inc.  - Coopersburg, PA

 Marmon/Keystone (Marmon Group) - Butler, PA

 Matthews International Corporation - Pittsburgh, PA

 Medrad, Inc - Indianola, PA

 Milton Roy Corporation (Hamilton Sundstrand) - Ivyland, PA

 Minitab, Inc. - State College, PA

 Morgan, Lewis & Bockius Llp - Philadelphia, PA

 Msa- Mine Safety Appliances Company - Pittsburgh, PA

 Neoware Systems, Inc. - King Of Prussia, PA

 Neville Chemical Company - Pittsburgh, PA

 Omnicare Clinical Research - King Of Prussia, PA

 One Planet Corporation - Pittsburg, PA

 Penske Dedicated Logistics - Reading, PA

 Potters Industries (PG Corp.) - Valley Forge, PA

 PPG Industries Inc - Pittsburgh, PA

 Puralube Inc. - Wayne, PA

 Respironics, Inc. - Murrysville, PA

 Restek Corporation - Bellefonte, PA

 Right Management Consultants, Inc. - Philadelphia, PA

 Rohm And Haas Company - Philadelphia, PA

 Snap-Tite, Inc. - Autoclave Engineers Divi. - Erie, PA

 Snyder Associated Companies, Inc. - Kittanning, PA

 Sps Technologies, Inc. - Jenkintown, PA

 Sungard Data Systems Inc. - Wayne, PA

 Technitrol, Inc. - Trevose, PA

 Teleflex Incorporated - Plymouth Meeting, PA

 The Elizabeth Companies - Mc Keesport, PA

 Triumph Group, Inc. - Wayne, PA

 UGI Corporation - King Of Prussia, PA

 Unisys Corp - Blue Bell, PA

 Uniti Titanium - Moon Township, PA

 Universal Health Services, Inc. - King Of Prussia, PA

 Verticalnet, Inc. - Malvern, PA

 Vishay Intertechnology Inc - Malvern, PA

 Vivisimo, Inc. - Pittsburgh, PA

 VWR International, Inc. (Merck Kgaa) - West Chester, PA

 Wabtec Corporation - Wilmerding, PA

 West Pharmaceutical Services - Lionville, PA

 York International Corporation - York, PA



POLITICAL ADVOCACY FOR PENNSYLVANIA


Contacting Pennsylvania members of Congress
http://www.visi.com/juan/congress/cgi-bin/newseek.cgi?site=ctc&state=pa

Memberf of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/home/member_information/representatives_alpha.cfm

Members of the Pennsylvania Senate
http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/home/member_information/senators_alpha.cfm


AATF ADVOCACY FACT PACK FOR WYOMING

Closest Belgian Consular Representatives

Mr. Frank SCHUCHAT
Attorney at Law
Ostema, Schuchat & Gitlin, LLC
1900 Wazee Street, Suite 300
Denver, CO 80202
Phone (303) 295-9703, Fax (303) 295-9701
E-mail: Denver@Diplobel.org


Consulat général de France à San Francisco
http://www.consulfrance-sanfrancisco.org/
540 Bush Street,
San Francisco, CA
Tel. (415)397.43.30
Fax. (415)433.83.57


Consulate General of Canada - Denver
http://www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca/can-am/denver/menu-en.asp
1625 Broadway, Suite 2600
Denver, CO 80202
Tel: (303) 626-0640,
Fax: (303) 572-1158
E-mail: denvr_g@international.gc.ca


Québec Delegation, Los Angeles
http://www.mri.gouv.qc.ca/usa/en/los_angeles/qui_sommes_nous/index.asp
10940 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 720
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Tél.: (310) 824-4173
Fax: (310) 824-7759
email: qc.losangeles@mri.gouv.qc.ca


EDUCATIONAL ADDRESSES

AATF (Colorado-Wyoming Chapter)
http://www.ccflt.org/aatf.htm


    Bethany A. Lambrecht, President
    P.O. Box 2903
    Dillon, CO  80435-2903
    E-mail: lambrech@colorado.net

    Dora E. Cash, Treasurer
    E-mail: jcash@netway.net


Wyoming representative to the National Council of State Supervisors of Foreign Languages

Carolyn Taylor
ctaylor@uwyo.edu
University of Wyoming
Secondary Education
201 McWhinnie Hall
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: 307-766-2108


Wyoming Foreign Language Teacher Association
http://www.ccflt.org/aatg/wyoming.htm


There are two International Baccalaureate programs in Wyoming:


Cheyenne East High School
http://east.laramie1.k12.wy.us/
 2800 E. Pershing Blvd
Cheyenne, WY  82001
tel. 307 771 2663 x108


Natrona County High School
http://wyoshpo.state.wy.us/nacohs.htm
 930 Elm Street
 Casper, WY   82601
Tel. 307 233 1628




Francophone media in Wyoming

Television

Riverton WY  Rustler TV  / 3500 people – 7 schools France Feelings, Canapée /French educational programming from New York, NY 


The Francophone demography of Wyoming:

The state has 17,100 people who claim a Franco-American ancestry, and 3,224 who claim to be of French-Canadian descent.  This represents 4.2% of the total state population.  Over 1600 residents of Wyoming are native French or French creole speakers.


Mon anée dans le Wyoming
http://www.blogg.org/blog-24854-album-3910.html


FRANCOPHONE PLACENEMES

Bordeaux, Piedmont, LaBarge, La Grange, French Creek, Tetons


FRENCH MOMENTS IN WYOMING HISTORY

middle to late 18th century - French trappers and explorers may have reached the area.

1803 - US acquired the land which became Wyoming DURING THE LOUISIANA PURCHASE

19th Century, French-speaking trappers from Louisiana and Missouri ventured along the North Platte and the Yellowstone Rivers.

19th century - French nobility bent on big game hunts came to Wyoming.

1920 - French Canadian trappers name the Teton mountains.


WYOMING IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS


Wyoming: Exports, Jobs and Foreign Investment
http://www.commerce.gov/opa/press/Secretary_Evans/2004_Releases/October/Free%20and%20Fair%20Trade/Wyoming_Free%20and%20Fair%20Trade.htm
 

Wyoming International Trade News
http://www.einnews.com/wyoming/newsfeed-WyomingInternationalTrade

Trade

In 2004, the total value of Wyoming exports was $680,200,000.  There are three Francophone companies among Wyoming's top 25 trading partners:

Canada:        $195,500,000
France:         $15,900,000
Belgium:        $10,200,000

Over 32.5% of Wyoming's export value comes from trading with Francophone countries.

Foreign Trade Zones in Wyoming
http://legisweb.state.wy.us/statutes/titles/title40/chapter11.htm

FTZ No. 157 Casper
Grantee: Natrona County International Airport
8500 Airport Parkway, Casper, WY 82604-1697
Dan E. Mann (307) 472-6688 x12


9,000 Wyoming jobs are supported by Canada-U.S. trade

The value of all transborder surface freight between Canada and Wyoming for a period between August 2004 and August 2005 can be stated like this

    Wyoming to Canada:        $123,846,641
    Canada to Wyoming:         $2,288,171,061

Canadian Embassy State Trade Fact Sheets - Wyoming
http://www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca/can-am/washington/state_trade_2005/wyoming-en.asp



Foreign Direct Investment

Since inly 2.9 % of Wyoming's work force is employed by foreign-based campanies in Wyoming, making the state 34th in this category nationally.

In 1995, foreign investors owned 210,983 acres of Wyoming agracultural land.


WYOMING DIRECT POLITICAL ADVOCACY

Wyoming in Congress
http://www.visi.com/juan/congress/cgi-bin/newseek.cgi?site=ctc&state=wy

House Members of the 58th Wyoming Legislature
http://legisweb.state.wy.us/2005/members/rep.htm

Senate Members  of the 58th Wyoming Legislature
http://legisweb.state.wy.us/2005/members/sen.htm





Contact: Dr. Margaret Haggstrom
Maryland Hall 458
Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
Loyola College
4501 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21210

Email: mhaggstrom@loyola.edu