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!
President & CEO
Arizona Commerce Authority
Secretaria de Economia
Milenium Obras y Urbanizacion S.A. de C.V.
Current Action Items
Action Item 1
Due Date: June 7, 2013
Arizona-Sonora Alliance, Aerospace Strategy
Due Date: June 30, 2013
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
Due Date: June 7, 2013
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.