2018 Year in Review

2018 Year in Review

Strong international relationships have never been more important and over the last four years, real progress has been made.
With the support of our members and the leadership of Governor Doug Ducey, Arizona is leading. Collaborative efforts with Mexico have made our shared region safer, more secure, and competitive. We know relationships matter, and Arizona's relationship with Mexico has never been stronger.

Take a look back on our shared successes below. ¡Adelante - juntos y unidos!

2018 AMC Year in Review

WORD FROM THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE

 

BUILDING STRONGER RELATIONSHIPS - News Release

"Over the weekend, Governor Ducey attended the Comisión Sonora-Arizona/Arizona-Mexico Commission (CSA-AMC) 2018 Summit in Hermosillo, Sonora. Following his visit to Hermosillo, Governor Ducey visited Mexico City to meet with elected officials and attend the inauguration of Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador." READ MORE

GOVERNOR DUCEY STRENGTHS ARIZONA-SONORA RELATIONSHIPS - News Release

"Governor Doug Ducey today co-signed three Memoranda of Understanding with Sonora Governor Claudia Pavlovich at the Comisión Sonora-Arizona/Arizona-Mexico Commission 2018 Annual Meeting Plenary Session in Hermosillo, Sonora. The visit to Hermosillo is Governor Ducey’s first stop on his three-day trip to Mexico." READ MORE

GOVERNOR DUCEY'S STATEMENT ON UNITED STATES-MEXICO-CANADA-AGREEMENT - News Release 

"Governor Doug Ducey today released the following statement regarding the signing of the United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA), replacing the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA): “Competition isn’t just limited to the store down the street..." READ MORE

BUILDING PARTNERSHIPS - News Release

"At the 2018 Arizona-Mexico Commission Summit, business leaders and policymakers from Arizona and Sonora came together to discuss how both states can continue to promote security and expand economic opportunity through international partnership." READ MORE

ARIZONA JOINS AGREEMENTS STRENGTHENING ARIZONA-SONORA PARTNERSHIPS - News Release

"Governor Doug Ducey today co-signed two Memoranda of Understanding agreements with Sonora, Mexico Governor Claudia Pavlovich at the Arizona-Mexico Commission (AMC) Plenary Session as part of the 2018 AMC Summit in Tucson, Arizona. The agreements aim to strengthen ties between the neighboring states and support economic development initiatives in the Arizona-Sonora region." READ MORE

GOVERNOR DUCEY APPLAUDS CROSS-BORDER COLLABORATION ON SAFETY CORRIDOR - News Release 

"Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) expertise is helping officials in the Mexican state of Sonora promote safety on the highway leading to beaches in Puerto Peñasco -- a popular destination for Arizonans." READ MORE

ARIZONA BENEFITS FROM STRONG INTERNATIONAL PARTNERSHIPS - News Release

"Today, Governor Ducey will deliver the annual International State of the State address focusing on Arizona’s strong trade and business partnerships with the international community. Not only have Arizona’s international relationships never been stronger, the opportunities to prosper from international partnerships and cooperation have never been greater." READ MORE


2018 IN VIDEOS


TOP AMC HEADLINES

AZ CENTRAL: DUCEY TO VISIT MEXICO FOR TRADE SUMMIT, PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION 

"Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey will take a two-stop trip to Mexico before the end of the year to take part in a trade mission and to witness the inauguration of the country's incoming president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador. The trip was announced in a statement from the Governor's Office on Friday." MORE HERE

 

 

KVOA: ARIZONA, MEXICO LEADERS COME TOGETHER FOR "GATEWAY TO ARIZONA" SERIES
"The Arizona-Mexico Commission is celebrating three border towns and their contributions to our state. On Wednesday, several state and local leaders went to Douglas, Nogales, Yuma and San Luis in their “Gateway to Arizona” series. During the events, local leaders discussed the uniqueness of Arizona’s borders and their plans for economic development." MORE HERE

 

 

AZ CAPITOL TIMES: NEWS AND INNOVATIVE IDEAS DRIVE ARIZONA'S ECONOMIC SUCCESS

"Just last month, Governor Ducey announced the launch of SkyBridge Arizona at the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport. The SkyBridge project is a game-changer for Arizona that will result in 17,000 direct and indirect jobs and $230-million investment in infrastructure." MORE HERE

 

 

 

ARIZONA PUBLIC MEDIA: ARIZONA AND SONORA GOVERNORS REAFFIRM ECONOMIC PARTNERSHIP

"At the recent Arizona-Mexico Commission Summit, Lorraine Rivera sat down with Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and Sonora Gov. Claudia Pavlovich to discuss how the economic alliance they have formed could be affected by issues like NAFTA renegotiations, tariffs, and illegal immigration." MORE HERE

 

 

UNIVISION: ENTREVISTA CON LA GOBERNADORA DE SONORA 

"La gobernadora de Sonora, Claudia Pavlovich, habla de la estrecha relación que existe entre Arizona y el estado vecino tratando de impulsar temas como educación, economía, turismo y seguridad." MORE HERE