Message from the Governor


Doug Ducey

Governor Doug Ducey

Dear Friends,

Welcome to the Arizona-Mexico Commission (AMC) website, the go-to site for information about Arizona’s vast and growing relationship with Mexico. I am privileged to carry on the tradition of serving as Chair of an organization with a 56-year legacy of leaders who have guided and strengthened the bilateral relationship with our largest trading partner.

In one of my first official acts as governor, I had the pleasure of meeting with Sonoran Governor Guillermo Padres Elias to initiate a new dialogue around the Arizona-Mexico agenda, including a close partnership based on open communication and a strong economic platform. To establish a robust and competitive trading region, we must partner not only on the traditional topics of trade and transportation, but also on a broad spectrum of opportunities to enhance Arizona’s ability to attract and grow businesses. These include such important topics as security, environment, water, real estate, health and education, among others.

Each and every one of you plays a vital role in helping advance the legacy and affect the change that this relationship makes to Arizona. The great work of this organization could not be done without the participation of our Board of Directors, members and co-chairs and the contributions from our sponsors from both the private and public sectors. This is what sustains the organization over decades.

I look forward to the unique opportunity to chair this dynamic organization, which has greatly impacted the well-being of our region and made us more globally competitive. I urge everyone to get involved. If you are not a member, join the AMC today. Together we can move this important international partnership forward and expand economic opportunity in the border region and throughout all of Arizona.


Gov Ducey Official Signature 2015 2
Douglas A. Ducey
AMC Chair
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Deepwater PortsWhere: Guaymas, Sonora
What: Deepwater Port Expands Tourism and Trade
Pillars: Trade
In 1959, early AMC accomplishments included a survey of seaports that called attention to Guaymas, Sonora, as a port for future development. In 2004, an AMC Transportation Committee study investigated and assessed the viability of the Port of Guaymas as a potential maritime addition to the Canamex Corridor. In 2008, cruise ships began docking in the now deepwater port.