For Immediate Release: November 30, 2016
Contact: Ruth Soberanes
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Arizona Governor Ducey will travel to Hermosillo, Sonora to join Sonora Governor Claudia Pavlovich in leading the Arizona-Mexico Commission and Comisión Sonora- Arizona Annual Meeting
PHOENIX, Ariz. – Arizona Governor Doug Ducey will travel to Hermosillo, Sonora on Friday, December 2, 2016 to join Sonora Governor Claudia Pavlovich in leading the two-day winter meeting of the Arizona-Mexico Commission (AMC) and Comisión Sonora- Arizona (CSA). The Governors will reaffirm their commitment to growing economic prosperity in the Arizona-Sonora region, meeting with notable leaders of the public and private sectors from both sides of the border and championing AMC and CSA committee-led initiatives that promote trade and binational information sharing.
The meeting’s theme, “Megaregion, a partnership that generates results,” is founded on the premise that our two states act as a single Megaregion in order to expand, retain and attract business and grow jobs. In the Megaregion, companies can tap into a binational supply chain, top-ranked higher education systems and skilled workforce, modern infrastructure and a low tax burden. Additionally, the strategic geographic location of the Arizona-Sonora megaregion provides access to major international growth markets.
The meeting will take place just days after Governor Pavlovich joined Governor Ducey and Lucid Motors Executives in Phoenix to announce the new electric car company will build its manufacturing center in Casa Grande, Arizona, in 2017. One of the factors in the selection was Arizona’s proximity to Mexico and the robust supply chain that the Arizona-Sonora region has to offer.
The Governors will participate in other key cross-border initiatives in areas such as economic development, tourism, education, energy and transportation that advance the objectives of the Megaregion. For example, the State of Sonora’s Energy Commission and the Arizona Governor’s Office of Energy and Natural Resources policy will sign a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate in the production of an energy roadmap intended to allow our states to harness our competitive advantages in the development of a dynamic energy industry.
Additionally, Arizona and Sonora share a number of environmental issues related to water, air, solid waste and wildlife which transcend political boundaries. The Governors will sign a Memorandum of Understanding between both states for the development and implementation of an environmental strategic plan in the Megaregion.
These and many more developments are expected to have a positive aftermath for our region, and send a clear message that Arizona and Sonora, privileged by their geography and location, stand as economic development partners and engines for global competitiveness in North America.