For the past quarter century, AmCham, the American Chamber of Commerce in Sweden, has been the platform for American business in Sweden. Every day, we focus on promoting trade and investment between Sweden and the United States.
In short, AmCham connects people and businesses to help foster innovation and, ultimately, the creation of shared value. The work we do facilitates and fortifies a relationship that has thrived between the U.S. and Sweden for more than two centuries.
It’s important to reflect on our history together.
On April 3, 1783, Ambassador Extraordinary Gustav Philip Creutz, representing the Kingdom of Sweden, and Benjamin Franklin, Minister Plenipotentiary of the United States of America, signed a Treaty of Amity and Commerce.
Today, according to the Transatlantic Economy Report 2017, U.S. companies invest $25 billion in Sweden, and employ more than 74,000 Swedes. Conversely, Swedish companies invest $47 billion in the U.S. and employ more than more than 210,000 Americans.
The leadership, stewardship and good corporate citizenship of our members has been critical in driving growth in trade and investment between the U.S. and Sweden over the past quarter century that would have left Ambassadors Franklin and Creutz thunderstruck.
The transatlantic relationship is stronger and more important than ever. We hope you will join us to celebrate 25 years of prosperity in American-Swedish trade, investment, and innovation, as well as more than two hundred years of friendship and commerce between Sweden and the U.S. at the Grand Hotel in Stockholm on November 13th.