Economic Development

Economic Development

Individuals, institutions and companies engaged in the manufacturing industry including suppliers, fabricators, assembly operations and other production operations, and individuals involved in buying, selling, and supplying services (including utilities) to the manufacturing industry. This committee also serves individuals, institutions and companies engaged in small business enterprises, retail and franchise operations, and individuals involved in buying, selling and supplying services to small business enterprises.

How To Get Involved

By serving on the Economic Development Committee, you can participate in grassroots policy development, exchange ideas and information through cross-border communication and collaboration, and contribute to the implementation and advancement of cross-border projects. Contact your co-chairs today!

Arizona Co-Chairs

Sonoran Co-Chairs

arturoArturo Corrales Huerta
Director General
Milenium Obras y Urbanizacion S.A. de C.V.

Current Action Items

Archived Action Items

Action Item 1

Due Date: June 7, 2013

Arizona-Sonora Alliance, Aerospace Strategy

Tactic A

Due Date: June 30, 2013
50% complete

Promotion of the Regional Aerospace Industry. The Arizona-Sonora region share many common industry targets and economic opportunities. The Economic Development Committee of the Arizona-Mexico Commission recently concluded that one of the most promising industry sectors to pursue-the one presenting the most significant opportunities for growth on both sides of the border- is Aerospace & Defense. Sonora's main subsectors are turbines, metal and carbon structures and general maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO).

Steps Taken: 1-Engine Forum Sonora 2013, Hermosillo Sonora, May 14-15, 2013 2-Potential participation in international aerospace events for 2013

Tactic B

Due Date: June 7, 2013
50% complete

Human Capital Develoment/ Qualified workforce

Steps Taken: 1.- Regarding operator and technician skills we will focus on developing collaboration between training centers on specific training courses and apprenticeship programs required by the aerospace industry on both sides of the border. 2-Regarding upper level management and manufacturing skills we will promote student interchange programs aimed towards students who are close to graduating engineering programs or working professionals who need a specialization in a specific engineering field. In a mid term this flow of students across the border could warrant the creation of joint programs between universities on both sides of the border. 3-We will promote a joint effort to support the development of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematical skills from early education stages in order to grow a regional capable aerospace workforce.

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baseline indicatorsWhere: Arizona-Sonora
What: Baseline Indicators Illuminate Economic Progress
Pillars: Advocacy, Trade
What Happened:The original concept of transborder cluster development in the Arizona-Sonora region was proposed in the Strategic Economic Development Vision at the 1993 AMC Plenary Session in Phoenix, Arizona. This groundbreaking approach of viewing Arizona and Sonora as a single economic region led directly to the creation of the Arizona-Sonora Regional Economic Indicators Report, an initiative of the AMC done in collaboration with The University of Arizona.