On this page you will find information about events, reports and other groups that may be of assistance to you in working on Arizona-Mexico related issues.
Events – Current
Explore Business Opportunities in Sonora – US Commercial Service Trip June 18-21, 2012
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EXPLORE YOUR BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES IN SONORA Hermosillo & Guaymas, Mexico June 18-21, 2012
Please plan to join the Arizona District Export Council, the U.S. Commercial Service/Arizona & the Vamos a Tucson office in Hermosillo as they lead a business delegation to two of Sonora’s dynamic industrial centers: Hermosillo and Guaymas. This is a premier opportunity to learn about Sonora’s most vibrant industries – aerospace, automotive, electronics, and healthcare technology – and to meet the region’s business leaders.
About Hermosillo and Guaymas’ Economies: Hermosillo, the capital of Sonora, is home to approximately 1 million people. Its diverse economy is home to one of the Ford Motor Company’s key assembly plants, producers of the Fusion line, and several Tier 1 and 2 suppliers. Ford recently announced a $1 billion+ expansion plan for Hermosillo.
The port city of Guaymas (and nearby Empalme), located 125 KM south of Hermosillo, is the site of Maquilas Tetakawi, Sonora’s largest industrial employer (11,000+ employees). Guaymas is recognized as one of Mexico’s up-and-coming aerospace clusters. In April 2012, Rolls Royce announced the opening of its newest International Supply Chain Office at Maquilas Tetakawi. Seventeen aerospace companies, including Sargent and Honeywell, operate in Guaymas.
Additional details to follow.
Anna Flaaten U.S. Commercial Service – Scottsdale Tel 480-884-1673 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 480-884-1673 end_of_the_skype_highlighting firstname.lastname@example.org
Eric Nielsen U.S. Commercial Service – Tucson Tel 520-670-5808 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 520-670-5808 end_of_the_skype_highlighting email@example.com
Events – Past, of Interest
- Arizona Mexico Commission – Summer Plenary 2012 took place in Tucson, AZ, June 7-8, 2012. For more information: www.azmc.org.
- XX1X Border Governors Conference took place in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico September 28-29, 2011. This meeting of the border state governors and key policy advisors focuses on developing the strategic understanding and framework for advancements in border-related policy. Contact Margie Emmermann, Arizona Policy Advisor for Mexico, Latin America and Executive Director of the Arizona-Mexico Commission, for more information or www.gobernadoresfronterizos2011.org/ingles .
- Arizona-Mexico Commission Summer Plenary 2011 – June 2-4 at the Wigwam Resort, Litchfield Park. Guest speakers and Bi-national Committee Meetings highlighted this annual meeting with the Comission Sonora-Arizona. For information about the proceedings, www.azmc.org.
- Expopartes 2010 Sonora - explore supplier opportunities for the automotive industry in Sonora and Mexico. Over 500 direct and indirect parts and services supplier opportunities from 7 international automotive firms. Co-organized by the Tecnológico de Monterrey, the Government of the State of Sonora, Ford Hermosillo Stamping and Assembly Plant and six major suppliers of Ford. September 1-2, 2010. Expoforum, Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico. www.expopartes2010.com.
- XXVIII Border Governors Conference 2010 – this year’s conference was scheduled to take place in Arizona in September, but will not be held as planned. For more information: www.bordergovernors2010.org
- New! A Shared Vision for Arizona and Sonora, 2011-2015, released at the Arizona-Mexico Commission Summer Plenary 2011, articulates the principal goals on joint initiatives for the States of Arizona and Sonora within four core areas that reflect the current priorities of the U.S.-Mexico border region: competitiveness, quality of life, security and sustainability.
- The Economic Impact of Arizona’s Principal Military Operations – 2008 is a report that details the economic contributions of Arizona’s major military installations, using data from 2005. Arizona’s military operations are increasingly important to the state’s economy, creating and supporting tens of thousands of jobs and generating more than $9 billion in revenue, according to a new study.
- Strategic Guidelines for the Competitive Sustainable Development of the United States-Mexico Transborder. Approved at the 2009 Border Governors Conference in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, this plan outlines a strategy for competitiveness, sustainability and well-being through collaborative planning among the border states of Mexico and the United States.
- AZ Aerospace, Defense and Avionics Industry Study. This study was commissioned by the Arizona Department of Commerce and reported out in February 2008. The study, by the ANGLE Technology Group of Charlottesville, VA, identifies six key strategies for growth and provides a wealth of detailed information on these industry sectors.
- US-Mexico Cross-Border Trucking Demostration Project. This report was recently released by the Independent Evaluation Panel appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Transportation, Mary Peters. Former Arizona Congressman and current Chair of the CANAMEX Task Force, Jim Kolbe, was one of three Panel members. The report summarizes the experience during a one year period, from September 2007 through September 2008, of 25 Mexico-domiciled carriers that participated in over 12,000 border crossings during this period. The vast majority of crossings took place in the commercial zone (3-25 miles north of the border) in Texas and California. The actual safety and service experience of these carriers generally was at or better than comparable indicators for U.S.-domiciled carriers, but the sample was too small to draw statistically significant conclusions. The demonstration project has been extended for two additional years. The report contains a number of interesting findings and recommendations. US-Mexico Cross-Border Trucking Demonstration Project – 12 month report
- Opportunities for Knowledge-Based Manufacturing in the Arizona-Sonora Bi-national Region. Presentation from the 34th Annual Governor’s Rural and Regional Development Conference, September 2008. Opportunities for Knowledge-based Manufacturing
- 2015 Arizona’s New Border Vision . Click here to access the PowerPoint presentation outlining Arizona’s ports of entry infrastructure needs and funding timeline through 2015.
- Arizona – Sonora Regional Indicators
- National Infrastructure Program of Mexico.
Background Information – Of Interest
- Greater Phoenix Blue Chip Economic Forecast: “High-tech Industry Thrives in Greater Phoenix.” Volume 11, Number 3, August 1999. report
Organizations of Interest
- Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry
- Arizona Commerce Authority
- Arizona District Export Council
- Arizona Manufacturing Extension Partnership
- Arizona – Mexico Commission
- Arizona Tooling and Machining Association – ATMA
- Arizona’s U.S. Export Assistance Centers
- AZIGG – Arizona International Growth Group
- Border Governors Conference
- Border Trade Alliance
- Economic Development Council for Sonora – COPRESON
- SCORE Arizona
- Innovation Arizona
- Sonoran Ecotourism
- U.S. Commercial Service – Mexico