Border Communities Roadmap

Border Communities Roadmap

The Border Communities Roadmap is a collaborative agency effort between the Arizona-Mexico Commission, Arizona Department of Transportation, Arizona Office of Tourism, and Arizona Commerce Authority.  The Project’s mission is to identify, prioritize, and advance policy and strategic action resulting in a roadmap for developing a thriving Arizona border region.

“Border Region development will naturally require collaboration with local communities to ensure that growth maximizes trade and minimizes negative impacts on affected communities.  Border Region Roadmapping is an essential tool for these border communities in their long-term planning and economic strategy.  The Roadmap will identify the advantages of Arizona’s border communities in order to position the region competitively with communities in Texas and California, thus capturing and growing our share of cross-border trade and investment.  Expanding the capacity of our commercial ports of entry, the connectivity through our enhanced corridor system, and a focused trade and transportation strategy for Arizona will foster job creation and attract new business and investment.”

Governor Janice K. Brewer
The Four Cornerstones of Reform:
Building a Framework of Effective and Responsible Governance
January 14, 2013

Border Communities Roadmap

To view the final Border Communities Roadmap document, click here

Border Community Highlights

Nogales Gets It Right
Nogales: The Port of The Future Is Here Now

Fact Sheet

To view the Border Roadmap fact sheet, click here

Border Community Visits Summary Report

To view the summary report, click here

Border Communities Roadmap Executive Committee:

Arizona-Mexico Commission:
Margie Emmermann, Policy Advisor for Mexico & Executive Director AMC
Chris Stoller, Director of Communications & Strategic Initiatives
Luis Ramirez, Ramirez Advisors International

Arizona Commerce Authority:
Marissa Walker, Senior Vice President, Strategic Planning/ Infrastructure
Fernando Jimenez, Vice President, International Trade & Investment

Arizona Department of Transportation:
Floyd Roehrich, Deputy Director for Policy
Gail Lewis, Director, Office of P3 Initiatives and International Affairs

Arizona Office of Tourism:
Karen Churchard, Assistant Deputy Director
Laura French, Director of Community Relations

Peggy Fiandaca, Partners for Strategic Action, Inc.

For more Information, contact:

Margie Emmermann (Project Manager)
Arizona-Mexico Commission
Phone: (602) 542-1325
Peggy Fiandaca (Consultant)
Partners for Strategic Action, Inc.
Phone: (480) 816-1811