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Feb 20 - Arizona Forward Tucson Event

01/29/2014 10:47 AM | Anonymous

SOUTH OF THE BORDER:
FIRING UP ARIZONA’S INFINITE POTENTIAL FOR COMMERCE

Seizing Trade, Tourism and Investment Opportunities with Mexico

 

There is no ignoring Arizona’s awakening possibilities towards amplifying our trade relationship with Mexico. Our next door neighbor boasts a blossoming economy that has already surpassed South Korea’s, quickly positioning itself as an international and regional powerhouse for trade.

Capitalizing on their geographic advantage, our state’s counterparts, California and Texas have heavily invested in border trade. In fact, in 2012, Texas’ numbers revealed import/export trade with Mexico totaled $194 billion versus $13 billion for Arizona. Possessing longstanding historic ties with Sonora, Tucson is naturally positioned to serve as a hub for international trade. Arizona is geographically advantaged, packing potential to transform into an even more powerful economic engine.

Join the dialogue featuring:

Mayor Arturo R. Garino - Mayor of Nogalez, Arizona

Luis Felipe Seldner, III - President & CEO of The Offshore Group

Lea Marquez-Peterson - President & CEO of the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

 

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