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Securing Arizona's Prominence Along the
CANAMEX Corridor

Jim Kolbe / former US Congressman
Jim Kolbe chairs the Arizona Governor’s CANAMEX Task Force and is Arizona’s private sector designate to the multi-state coalition. He lends his international experience toward continued development of CANAMEX as a safe, secure and efficient corridor for trade, commerce and tourism.

Kolbe is a Senior Transatlantic Fellow for the German Marshal Fund of the United States. He is also adjunct Professor in the College of Business, University of Arizona and strategic consultant with McLarty Associates. His eleven consecutive terms in the U.S. House of Representatives include 20 years on the Appropriations Committee, four years as Treasury, Post Office and Related Agencies Subcommittee chair and six years as Foreign Operations, Export Financing and Related Agencies Subcommittee chair.

Kolbe was awarded a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Northwestern University and a Master of Business Administration from Stanford University. He has received numerous awards and tributes including the George Marshall Award for Distinguished Service from the United States Agency for International Development and the Order of the Aztec from the President of Mexico.

2003 CyberPort brochure
2003 CyberPort Executive Report
2004 Smart Tourist Corridor Report
2005 CANAMEX Corridor Progress Report
2007 CANAMEX Corridor Overview
2008 Executive Order
2009 Hoover Dam Update
Guaymas-Tucson Corridor Logistics Capacity Report

January 14, 2008 Governor Napolitano continues and amends Executive Order 2001-05 on the CANAMEX Task Force with Executive Order 2008-08

October 30, 2006 Update on the Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge Project

August 15, 2006 Governor Napolitano speaks during the opening of the Free and Secure Trade (FAST) lanes ceremony at the Mariposa Port of Entry in Nogales, AZ

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Roman Balin
Economics Program Assistant, German Marshall Fund
of the United States
202-683-2666 (office)